Yankees Select Contracts of Dustin Fowler, Chris Carter

UPDATE (6:25 p.m. EDT): The Yankees announced that they have optioned Miguel Andújar back to AAA. He set a Yankee record going 3-for-4 with four RBI in his big league debut. Joe Girardi said they wanted him to continue playing third base every day.


UPDATE (5:55 p.m. EDT): Tyler Austin confirmed to reporters that he is headed to the disabled list. He said he has a “high grade strain” of the hamstring that has been bothering him. His next stop is Tampa, where he will see Dr. Daniel Murphy.


Ahead of the series finale against the White Sox, the Yankees selected the contracts of outfielder Dustin Fowler and first baseman Chris Carter (yes, that Chris Carter) from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There are no reports regarding corresponding transactions to clear roster space for these players. The lineup card circulated to reporters listed 26 players. One of them was not Tyler Austin, so he is almost certainly headed to the disabled list.

Fowler is considered the most polished outfield prospect in the Yankee system. Carter barely spent 24 hours on the AAA roster, as he accepted his outright assignment just yesterday. The move comes as the Yankees are using backup catcher Austin Romine as the primary first baseman.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the team cleared one 40-man roster spot by designating outfielder Mason Williams for assignment. Williams appeared in five games for the Yankees this season. The Yankees could clear another space by transferring injured first baseman Greg Bird to the 60-day disabled list.

This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for updates as they come in.

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