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Yankees’ Matt Carpenter fractures left foot on foul ball

The New York Yankees received some tough news on Monday night when utilityman Matt Carpenter left the game with a left foot fracture.

Carpenter was facing Seattle starter Logan Gilbert in the first inning when he fouled a slider off his back foot. Manager Aaron Boone and the trainer came out to check on him, but he stayed in the game and struck out on the next pitch.


Carpenter limped off the field after the strikeout and did not come to the plate for his next at-bat in the third inning. He was replaced by Tim Locastro.

With Carpenter headed to the injured list, Miguel Andújar will likely be recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take his spot on the 26-man roster.

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