Carlson heads into Friday afternoon's game against the Cubs having gone 1-for-17 with a double, a walk and seven strikeouts over his last four contests.

The skid is in sharp contrast to a hot start to June for Carlson, who went 7-for-16 with a double, a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs over the first four games of the month. The talented outfielder has had trouble making consistent contact of late -- he's carrying a 38.7 percent strikeout rate over the 31 plate appearances covering his last seven games.

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