Brewers sign slugger Chris Carter to one-year contract

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In between all the Hall of Fame hoopla comes a rather significant signing.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent first baseman Chris Carter. It’ll be worth $2.5 million guaranteed.

Carter was non-tendered by the Astros in early December despite tallying 24 home runs in 2015 and 37 home runs the year before. He is not a good defender, struggles to hit for average, and owns a .312 career on-base percentage, but the 29-year-old’s power stroke should play well at Milwaukee’s Miller Park in 2016.

Carter could become attractive midseason trade bait for the rebuilding Brew Crew if he gets off to a hot start at the plate and is competent with the glove at first.

171 of his starts in Houston were at DH.