SEATTLE - JULY 09: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees watches his RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 9 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
During Tuesday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was hit on his left hand/wrist area by an 88 MPH changeup forcing him to leave the game. The team is currently saying Rodriguez suffered from a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand.
The injury will force Rodriguez to be placed onto the 15-day disabled list, but no timetable has been mentioned as of right now. The team will be able to paint a clearer picture after Rodriguez meets with the team doctor in New York, reports MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
A-Rod injury is a fractured left fifth metacarpal— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 25, 2012
Yankees will have a better timetable of the A-Rod injury after he's seen by team physician Chris Ahmad in NY.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 25, 2012
Rodriguez, 36, is hitting .274/.354/.449 with 15 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 396 plate appearances on the season. He had been heating up at the plate over the past 10 games, too. A corresponding move has not yet been announced either, but the team will likely be looking to make a move to acquire a third baseman with this injury.
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