This has been a trying year for the Yankees in terms of injuries. From Pettitte, to Mariano, to C.C. Now, let’s add Alex Rodriguez to the list, after breaking his left hand last night.
Rodriguez broke his hand when he was hit by an 88 mph changeup from Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning. He went down in considerable pain. The Yankees said he has a non-displaced fracture of the hand, and there is no timetable for his return. He will be placed on the disabled list and will remain in Seattle with the team for the series finale Wednesday.
Eric Chavez, Rodriguez’s replacement at third base, had a similar injury in 2004. He was out for about five weeks.