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.