The Oakland A’s announced on Saturday that their highly-touted prospect, Chris Carter, has been placed on Sacramento’s 15-day disabled list. Carter did see some big-league action earlier this month, but the slugger went 0-for-19 in the six games he was with Oakland. In 125 games in minors this season, Carter is hitting .258/.365/.529 with 31 home runs and 94 RBIs. According to reports, Carter was injured during a home game against Fresno on Friday while trying to field a ball in the outfield. As a result, Carter is out with a thumb injury, and it’s unknown as to how long he could remain inactive.
This of course hinders Carter’s chances in getting another call to Oakland once rosters expand in a few days. The A’s are currently 8.5 games out of first-place, and are in dire need of a slugger. With 31 homers in the minors, Carter obviously could help the A’s team, which ranks last in baseball with just 78 homers, turn their offense around. For more on Carter’s injury, you can click here.