Good morning! You’re probably waking up still excited about last night’s great pitching performance from Tanaka, Gardy’s game-tying HR in the 9th, and the Toe walk-off in the 10th.
But, guess what — it gets even better!
The New York Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment. Tyler Austin will be recalled from Scranton Wilkes-Barre to play first base. It seems that last night’s most recent three strikeout performance by Carter was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Roster Moves: Following Friday's game, 1B Chris Carter was DFAed. INF Tyler Austin (#26) will be recalled from @swbrailriders.
Meanwhile, Tyler Austin is back from the foot injury that has plagued him since the end of spring training. In 27 games with the Railriders, Austin is 30-for-100 (.300BA) and has hit 3HR’s in his last 4 games with Scranton. With Greg Bird still in the world of the unknown because of his ankle injury/bone bruise, Tyler Austin will slot in as the everyday first baseman on the big club.
All is right in the world this morning — if nothing else and Austin struggles, I’d rather watch Tyler Austin strikeout than watch Chris Carter strikeout.