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Carter nursing sore ankle, sitting Sunday

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Outfielder Chris Carter was out of the lineup Sunday and still feeling the effects of a sore ankle that he injured during Friday's game.

"He kind of tweaked his ankle a little bit [on Friday night] rounding third base," said Astros manager Bo Porter. Yesterday he got treatment and today, with the All-Star break coming up and us having a few more days, it just made sense to let him rest and come back on Friday."

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Outfielder Chris Carter was out of the lineup Sunday and still feeling the effects of a sore ankle that he injured during Friday's game.

"He kind of tweaked his ankle a little bit [on Friday night] rounding third base," said Astros manager Bo Porter. Yesterday he got treatment and today, with the All-Star break coming up and us having a few more days, it just made sense to let him rest and come back on Friday."

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Carter is hitting .229 with 18 home runs and 47 RBIs.

Corey Long is a contributor to MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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