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Chris Carter goes on Triple-A DL with sprained left thumb

Quick update folks … First baseman/outfielder Chris Carter, the A’s top prospect, was placed on Triple-A Sacramento’s 15-day disabled list today with a sprained left thumb. He suffered the injury while diving for a ball in left field Friday against Fresno. A’s assistant GM David Forst said X-rays showed no fracture, but there’s no timetable for his return. It seems this would greatly hinder Carter’s chances of getting a September call-up to Oakland. Major league rosters can expand to 40 on Wednesday.

More in tomorrow’s paper …

Joe Stiglich