The New York Yankees were able to add to their depth at first base without spending a lot of money.
On Tuesday, the Yankees signed slugging first baseman Chris Carter to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. The way the deal works, Carter will get a $500,000 signing bonus in addition to a $3 million base salary.
It is somewhat surprising that the Yankees were able to get Carter for only $3.5 million. Last season while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, he belted 41 home runs. This tied him with Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado for the most home runs in the National League.
Despite his power, there were not too many teams interested in Carter this offseason. This is probably because his batting average was only .222 in 2016. He also struck out 206 times, which was more than any other player in the National League.
From the Yankees’ perspective, this signing makes a lot of sense. With all of the power that he has, Carter has the potential to hit a decent amount of home runs at Yankee Stadium. He is also a right-handed hitter, which means that he will probably see plenty of playing time when the Yankees face left-handed pitching.
As of right now, Greg Bird is set to be the Opening Day first baseman for the Yankees. A young lefty who also has a lot of power, Bird has a bright future with the team. He missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing surgery last offseason to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Before getting injured, Bird showed plenty of potential at the Major League level. He was called up in August of 2015 and put up impressive numbers in the short amount of time before the end of the season. In 157 at-bats, he hit .261 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs. As long as he is able to stay healthy this year, the Yankees will get to see what Bird can do in a full season.
With Bird likely to be the starting first baseman, Carter will assume the role of his backup. Carter will definitely get starts, but probably only when they Yankees are facing a left-handed pitcher. The Yankees could also utilize him as their designated hitter. Slugger Matt Holiday, who was signed by the Yankees earlier in the offseason, will most likely be the team’s main designated hitter. When he needs a day off, Carter can step in.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made a smart move by signing Carter. The fact that they were able to get him at such a low cost makes the signing even better. The Yankees now have a viable backup option at first base. It will be interesting to see how Carter does when he gets playing time this season.
VIDEO: Giants’ CEO Larry Baer Knocks Down Wife During Argument
You can see the video below.
Baer has acknowledged the incident, saying; “My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument,” Baer said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cellphone. Obviously it’s embarrassing.”
Red Sox Take Game 2 in 2018 MLB World Series
it was David Price (BOS) going up against Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) on the pitching mound.
In six innings of the world series, David Price had an ERA of 3.00 with 3 hits and 2 runs and zero home runs.
On the LA Dodgers side, Hyun-Jin Ryu was the pitcher for the Dodgers. He only lasted 4.2 innings with 6 hits and 4 runs but zero home runs.
Game 3 is set for Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:06 on Fox
Twins’ Miguel Sano Arrested in Dominican Republic
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was arrested in the Dominican Republic early Sunday morning following an incident that left one police officer with a broken leg.
According to a police report, Sano, 25, ran over an officer’s foot during an incident outside a nightclub in San Pedro de Macoris, per ESPN.
“The Minnesota Twins have been made aware of a situation involving Miguel Sano recently in the Dominican Republic,” team spokesman Dustin Morse said in a statement. “The facts of the incident are not completely available right now but the club is in the process of gathering as much information as possible.”
Sano has been making headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. Back in December, Sano was accused of sexual assault by a female photographer, but no charges were filed and MLB didn’t levy any punishment.
NHL7 years ago
SportsRantz All-Star Snubs Roster
MLB2 years ago
Pablo Sandoval Is Reportedly Reuniting With The San Francisco Giants
MLB2 years ago
Mets Make The Smart Decision To Commit To Yoenis Cespedes Long-Term
NFL2 years ago
Cameron Brate: The League’s Hot New Fantasy Tight End
NHL2 years ago
Have a deep talk with the young prospects about drugs
NHL2 years ago
A lot of hockey teams training wrong?
Arizona Cardinals2 years ago
2016 NFL Season Week 14 Pick ‘Ems
Houston Rockets2 years ago
Houston Rockets Target Donatas Motiejunas Is Being Hustled By His Agent