Chris Carter lands on DL

Here’s a quick item on Chris Carter’s recent move to the DL. Talk about bad timing, considering rosters will expand in four days and he was a likely choice to join the A’s again.

ARLINGTON — Chris Carter
was placed on Triple-A Sacramento’s 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left
thumb sprain, seemingly hindering his chances of being recalled again when
Major League rosters expand to 40 men on Wednesday.

Carter suffered
the injury during the River Cats’ home game against Fresno on Friday while
diving for a ball in the outfield, A’s assistant general manager David Forst
confirmed.

X-rays were negative, but Forst said
there is currently no timetable for the return of Carter, Oakland’s highly
touted prospect who received his first taste of the big leagues earlier this
month but struggled, going 0-for-19 with nine strikeouts before being optioned
to work on his swing.

Carter, who
reached the 30-homer mark with Sacramento earlier this week, appeared to be an
easy choice for a September roster addition with the A’s. He’s hitting .258
with 31 home runs and 94 RBIs for the River Cats, but his injury will likely
force his Oakland return to be delayed for a handful of weeks.       

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