Two injuries hit Yankees early in Spring Training
The Yankees have suffered their first notable injuries of Spring Training. Joe Girardi told reporters Friday afternoon that Tyler Austin has suffered a fracture in his foot after fouling a ball off it a few days ago in batting practice. He will be out a minimum of six weeks and will not be in contention for an opening day roster spot. This injury suddenly makes the Chris Carter signing, which they agreed to just 10 days ago, look huge as Carter now likely has the inside track on the backup first baseman and DH job.
In addition to the injury to Austin, Girardi reported that Mason Williams has tendonitis in his left knee and will be shut down for two weeks.
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