Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 7/7/14

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Masahiro Tanaka made the 2014 All-Star team, but he won't be able to to pitch in it.

Times-Tribune | Donnie Collins: As he improves on both sides of the ball, Rob Refsnyder could force the Yankees to call him up.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: With Brandon McCarthy and Shane Greene set to join the rotation, Chase Whitley will be in the bullpen for now.

Pinstripe Pundits | Derek Albin: A breakdown of the Brandon McCarthy/Vidal Nuno trade shows that the Yankees are the clear winners.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Could Rob Refsnyder be called up to replace Alfonso Soriano in right field?

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Here's what you need to know about the Yankees' newest pitcher, Brand McCarthy.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: The recent taxing of the bullpen was what led to the Yankees finally designating Alfonso Soriano for assignment.

Beyond the Box Score | Jen Mac Ramos: Trading for Brendan McCarthy obviously improves the Yankees, but what does it do for the Diamondbacks?

It's About the Money | Tamar Chalker: A review of the Yankees minor league system for the month of June.

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