Chris Carter, one of the players rumored to be going to the New York Mets in the Billy Wagner deal, won’t be going to the Mets anytime soon.
The Boston Red Sox, who placed Chris Carter on waivers (customary for a player like Carter) was actually claimed by of all teams, the New York Yankees.
Now that Carter was claimed by the Yankees, the Red Sox have pulled him back off of waivers. The reason this hurts the Mets is because now instead of getting the opportunity to look at Carter for the next month, the earliest they will see him in a Mets’ uniform will be in March.
It can never be easy for the New York Mets.
This is just a quick update to my New York Mets trade Billy Wagner to the Boston Red Sox post earlier today.
The Boston Red Sox are sending two players to be named later to the Mets for Wagner and one of those players will be Chris Carter. Carter is a 26-year-old 1B/OF who was hitting .279 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI for Triple-A Pawtucket this year.
While Carter appears to be a classic Quadruple-A player, I have seen Carter hit and I will say this. He is a better hitter than Daniel Murphy.
Carter should get a shot to prove himself with the Mets down the stretch.