KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Chris Carter's first full season in the majors was filled with ups and downs.
Houston's slugger led the team with 29 home runs, but his 212 strikeouts were the most in the majors. This year Carter hopes to limit his strikeouts and become a more complete hitter.
He believes the key to doing that will be to be more selective and more patient at the plate.
Last season was Carter's first with the Astros after an offseason trade from Oakland where he'd been among the A's top prospects.
He split his time almost equally between left field, first base and designated hitter in 2013, but will likely be penciled in more at designated hitter this season.