The Nationals trounced the Braves 14-4 on Wednesday night in Atlanta. Eight of those runs game on two grand slams from outfielder Bryce Harper and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The grand slam was Harper’s second home run of the night.
Here’s Harper’s salami:
Harper finished 4-for-4 with a walk, a single, a double, and the two homers. Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with two singles and the slam.
The Angels have signed 1B/DH Chris Carter to a minor league contract, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports notes that Carter will earn a $1.175 million salary if he makes the major league roster and he can earn another $600,000 in incentives.
Carter, 31, struggled mightily with the Yankees last year before being released in July. He hit .201/.284/.370 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 208 plate appearances. The Athletics signed him later that month, but spent the rest of his season with Triple-A Nashville.
The Angels dealt C.J. Cron to the Rays on Saturday, so Carter helps add depth in that area.