Could a former Yankee be headed to the A.L. West? If you ask New York fans, these two teams should probably stay far away.
Apparently, Chris Carter's awful tenure with the Yankees isn't enough to stop teams from pursuing him in free agency.
According to Jon Heyman, two teams have emerged as potential destinations for the first baseman/designated hitter.
rangers and a's are 2 of the teams considering chris carter— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 16, 2017
The Oakland Athletics don't seem like an amazing fit.
The team has great players at first base and designated hitter, though Yonder Alonso may soon go the way of the dinosaur in the Bay Area. Carter broke into the majors with the Athletics, but there's little reason for a rebuilding team to add veteran talent at this point in the season.
Carter would fit in well with Texas, though. There are plenty of home run mashers that can't hit for average, which has been Carter's career-long mentality.
He has been so bad this year that the Yankees DFA'd him, brought him back, then outright released him.
Yankees have released Chris Carter.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 10, 2017
A .201 average with just eight home runs and 26 RBIs doesn't seem worthy of a major league contract right now.
He did lead the National League in home runs with the Milwaukee Brewers just a year ago, though. That counts for something, it seems.