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Yankees release 1B Chris Carter

The New York Yankees have released first baseman Chris Carter.

The move was effective Monday, July 10, and announced by the team on Tuesday morning.

Carter, 30, hit just .201 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, and 76 strikeouts in 208 plate appearances over 62 games with the Yankees, and also made four errors in 56 games at first base.

The Yankees designated Carter for assignment on June 24 and outrighted him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 28, but he never played a game for the RailRiders; instead, he was re-added to the major-league roster on June 29, but he went just 3-for-17 with two walks and six strikeouts before being designated for assignment again following the Yankees' loss to Toronto on July 4.

Carter, who led the National League in both home runs (42) and strikeouts (206) while with Milwaukee in 2016, had signed a one-year deal in February.