Even with Greg Bird’s return nowhere in sight and Tyler Austin also injured, the Yankees don’t feel they can go any longer with Chris Carter at first base.
After Tuesday’s game the Yankees designated for assignment for the second time in 12 days. Infielder Ji-Man Choi will be called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take his place.
Carter went 0-for-2 with a walk Tuesday and made a misplay in the seventh inning, though he wasn’t charged an error. He’s hitting .201 this season.
The first baseman was first designated for assignment after the Yankees’ extra-inning win on June 23. He was brought back after Austin strained his right hamstring. Carter went 2-for-5 with two RBI in his first game back on June 30 but has since gone 3-for-17.
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In 190 at-bats with Scranton, Choi has eight homers, 43 RBI, a .289 average and .876 OPS.
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