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Report: Rays were finalist in negotiations for Carter

Chris Carter‘s welfare apparently came down to a Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.

After Carer and a Yankees concluded to a one-year understanding value $3.5 million on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports a Rays were a other finalists in negotiations for a free-agent slugger.

Nightengale also records that while other teams also hold talks with Carter, no grave offers were made.

The Rays had been linked with a reigning National League home run aristocrat all offseason, yet it’s different if income or simply a welfare to play in New York led to them descending only brief of signing a 30-year-old.

Carter was non-tendered by a Milwaukee Brewers final deteriorate notwithstanding restraining Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado for a many home runs in a NL with 41. In 160 games with Milwaukee final season, Carter slashed .222/.321/.499.

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