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Carl Andrew Henry

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Shortstop C.J. Henry was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Mark Batchko for a $1.575 million bonus and made his pro debut that summer with the GCL Yankees, where he hit .249 in 48 games. He began 2006 with the Charleston RiverDogs, hitting .240 in 77 games. In July, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of the trade that brought Bobby Abreu to New York. After the trade, he played for the Lakewood BlueClaws, hitting .253 in 25 games.

After being released outright by the Phillies in 2007, he returned to the Yankees, who signed him to a minor league contract.

Henry's father, Carl Henry, played in the NBA and C.J. would have been a recruited walk-on to play baseketball at the University of Kansas where his father and mother both played. His brother, Xavier Henry also played at Kansas and in the NBA.

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