The New York Yankees will be without all-star Alex Rodriguez for at least several week after he broke his hand. A-Rod took a fastball to his left hand off a fastball pitch from Seattle Mariner pitcher Felix Hernandez.
Directly following the game Rodriquez was placed on the Yankees’ 15-day disabled listed and listed with a non-displaced fracture.
Former Cy Young winner Hernandez was having an unexplained wild game hitting three of his final five batters including Ichiro Suzuki and Derek Jeter.
After being hit by the fastball pitch A-Rod quickly grabbed his left and fell to the ground where he was witnessed in obvious pain.
Moments after Joe Girardi and the Yankee’s medical crew approached A-Rod at home base he was replaced by pinch runner Jayson Nix.
The New York Yankees have not yet released the severity of Alex Rodriguez’s injury at this time.
The Yankees eventually lost the game 4-2 after falling one run down in the eighth inning. Hernandez was replaced after pitching one of the most wild games of his career.
Hernandez wasn’t the only Mariner throwing wild pitches, Lucas Luetge buzzed a pitch past Raul Ibanez’s head, sending the Yankee batter to the ground before striking him out to end the half inning.
The injury comes at the same time that the Yankee’s traded to obtain Ichiro Suzuki in an attempt to strengthen their lineup.
Rodriguez is on the teams 15-day disabled list but the severity of his injury could lead to an extended period of missed play.