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."