Impact of Carter's new role 

May, 7, 2013
Chris Carter is headed for more time at first base and designated hitter, GM Jeff Luhnow said Monday, which may be a permanent move in the long run.

Carter is considered a fringy defender in the outfield, at best, so the move helps the club's overall defensive prowess. The club designated for assignment outfielder Rick Ankiel Monday, among other moves, and added three potential outfield contributors to the roster in Trevor Crowe, J.D. Martinez and Jimmy Paredes.