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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/5/17

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Carter DFA’d, Choi called up; Rays Morrison salty about HR Derby snub; Castro may miss All-Star Game; 28th round pick chooses school over Yanks

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“Goodbye, Chris.” “You’re next, Chase. I’ll see you next week.”
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New York Post | Howie Kussoy: Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment. Not long after being desperate enough to bring him back after the first designation, the Yankees realized they weren’t in fact that desperate. Ji-Man Choi was called up from Triple-A Scranton to take his place on the roster.

Tampa Bay Times | Marc Topkin: Logan Morrison needs a tissue. After his meals came with too much salt, Morrison couldn’t help being salty about not being asked to participate in the Home Run Derby. Morrison chose to call out Gary Sanchez, saying that Sanchez didn’t deserve to go to the derby when he only has 14 home runs. Morrison tried to blame it on a larger issue of the Rays not being respected. He’s not mad, though, he’s actually laughing.

Associated Press via ESPN: All-Star Starlin Castro may end up missing the All-Star Game. He’s ramping up baseball activities, but the team is unsure if he’ll be able to return in time and they’d want to see him play for them before going to Miami. So if he’s unable to, he won’t play but will attend the festivities. This could be good news for Didi Gregorius who’s up for the Final Vote, if he misses out on that, he could potentially be Castro’s replacement in Miami.

SEC Country | Jake Rill: In the 28th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Yankees selected Shane Roberts. Roberts, a (surprise!) right-handed high school pitcher, was committed to going to the University of South Carolina before the Yankees drafted him. On Twitter, Roberts posted that he will honor his commitment to South Carolina but was thankful for the Yankees for taking a chance on him.