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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/24/17

Tyler Austin recalled from Triple-A and Chris Carter DFA’d; Tanaka pitched one of his best games of the year; Chase Headley out until at least Sunday after epidural shot; Ellsbury passes latest head scan, might being rehabbing soon; Judge makes another fan very happy

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Around the Empire | Bryan Hoch: It happened. It finally happened. Pinstripe Alley’s own Tanya Bondurant wrote about it last night, but we’re just going to mention it again. After yesterday’s walk-off win against the Texas Rangers, Chris Carter was DFA’d and Tyler Austin was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The combination of Tyler Austin doing well in Triple-A and Chris Carter doing the opposite of well on the Yankees most likely made this an easy decision.

New York Daily News | Peter Botte: There were a lot of things to feel great about after last night’s victory. Masahiro Tanaka pitching like the Masahiro Tanaka we know and love is high on the feel great-o-meter. Tanaka went toe-to-toe with Rangers’ pitcher Yu Darvish. Both starters had everything working for eight innings. We’ll see if Tanaka can continue pitching this well with some consistency. It’d be really nice if he could. I’ve missed watching good Tanaka pitch.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Ronald Torreyes was the hero of the night. The reason he was starting at third base in the first place is because Chase Headley is out due to back spasms. Headley received an epidural shot in his back and Girardi stated that he would not play Chase until at least Sunday. Austin Romine is the current back-up third baseman. Stay healthy please, Toe.

New York Daily News | Justin Tasch: Jacoby Ellsbury has been unable to even begin a rehab assignment due to lingering headaches. Finally, the Yankees’ center fielder got a bit of good news after passing his latest head scan. Girardi is hopefully that Ellsbury can start rehabbing soon. Once that bridge is crossed, then he’ll work on making sure all the outfielders get enough playing time.

Cut4 | Adrian Garro: Aaron Judge makes fans of all ages very very happy. Whether it’s crushing monster dingers or playing catch with fans, he is quickly become a fan favorite. If you missed the game last night, you missed Judge handing a ball to a young fan in the outfield. The joy in her face speaks volumes.

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