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Report: Athletics sign Chris Carter to a minor league deal

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Athletics have signed slugger Chris Carter to a minor league contract. He will report to Triple-A Nashville.

Carter, 30, was released by the Yankees on July 10. He hit .201/.284/.370 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 208 plate appearances with the Yankees this season prior to his release. It was particularly disappointing considering he led the National League with 41 home runs last season as a Brewer.

If Carter does get called up to the majors, he’ll likely have to settle for contributing as a bench bat or as part of a platoon.