ARLINGTON -- Chris Carter was in the A's lineup for the eighth time in 10 games Saturday against the Rangers and continues to adjust to Major League pitching, though he exited in the sixth inning in favor of a defensive substitution.
Carter finished the day with four hits in his 28 at-bats this season and he has struck out in nine consecutive games. He had 13 strikeouts, fanning almost half the time. The 6-foot-4, 244-pound first baseman said it has been an adjustment since being called up on June 23 from Triple-A Sacramento.
"I'm still trying to find my swing," Carter said, "and trying to get used to things."
A's manager Bob Melvin, who took over as manager just before Carter arrived, sees a lot of potential in the 24-year-old.
"The ability is there," Melvin said. "It's more about him just getting comfortable, having some results, having some success and building off of that."