Matt Carpenter has been one of the best MLB season comeback stories with New York Yankees This year, but his season is now over due to injury. Carpenter made a left-footed foul during Monday’s series opening with Seattle Mariners (GameTrackerThe team announced that it had a fracture.
Here’s the injury. Carpenter stayed home to finish the match, then was replaced by his next hit (it was DH):
The Yankees have yet to announce a timeline for Carpenter’s return but the other players have missed 6-8 weeks due to similar injuries. Los Angeles Dodgers Superman companion Chris Taylor broke his foot on July 2 and returned to the squad on August 5.
Carpenter, 36, had a .307/ .414/ .732 hitting streak with 15 home runs in 46 games through Monday’s game. and multiply .176/.313/.291 with St. Louis Cardinals From 2020-21, but Remade a winter hammockThis season in Triple-A started with Texas RangersHe was released in May, then signed by the Yankees on May 26. Carpenter hasn’t stopped hitting since then.
The injury comes at a bad time for the Yankees, who have lost 16 of their last 25 games before Monday. Giancarlo Stanton is listed with Achilles tendinitis and is still a few weeks away from returning. Also, Anthony Rizzo suffers daily from back problem. Add to the injury Carpenter and the Yankees are now without the top three players outside of Aaron Judge’s squad.
There are approximately eight weeks left in the regular season, so if the 6-8 week schedule is Carpenter’s schedule, he probably won’t be back until just before the postseason. Despite the recent slip, the Yankees are still well placed to secure the Wild Card streak, which should give Carpenter an extra week to recover before ALDS.
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