The New York Yankees signed power-hitting designated hitter Chris Carter to a one-year, $3 million deal on Tuesday.
USA Today first reported the signing.
Carter was the National League’s leader in home runs last season. He belted 41 bombs for the Milwaukee Brewers, but what drove teams away in the offseason was the amount of strikeouts he produced. Carter struck out 206 times last season.
The Yankees are hoping Carter could bring more home runs than strikeouts this season. He might have to share the first base and designated hitter role. New York is a bit loaded in those two positions with the emergence of Tyler Austin, the return of Greg Bird and the signing of Matt Holliday.