Aug 16, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT
Overmatched in six major league games, Chris Carter was sent down by the A’s on Monday with the team needing to make room for Conor Jackson.
The A’s also opted to promote Travis Buck and send Jeff Larish to Triple-A.
The 23-year-old Carter hit .362/.459/.691 with eight homers and 25 RBI in his final 25 games before being promoted from Sacramento, but he went 0-for-19 with nine strikeouts and a walk while starting six games in left field for the A’s.
The poor showing won’t prevent him from returning in September, but he’ll need to do something then if he expects the A’s to make room for him in their lineup headed into 2011. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Carter has been used mostly in the outfield as of late, but he figures to be a first baseman or a designated hitter for the long haul. If he impresses, the A’s might opt to trade Daric Barton and commit to him at first base.
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