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The New York Yankees will likely be without one of their key midseason acquisitions for a while.
Matt Carpenter left Monday’s game against the Seattle Mariners with a broken left foot during the team’s 9-4 victory. He fouled a pitch from Logan Gilbert off his foot.
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Carpenter was seen in the dressing room in a boot and on crutches.
“I don’t want to say a number [of how long I could be out]because I just don’t know,” Carpenter said, via MLB.com.
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“So we’ll see. I mean, that’s my mindset … that I’m coming back. I’m not going to let my mind go anywhere else that I don’t want to. I’m not even going to accept the fact that this is going to be it for me. “
Carpenter joined the Yankees on May 26 after being released by the Texas Rangers.
He immediately went on a torrid streak in a limited role to start his tenure in the Bronx. Entering Monday’s game, he was hitting .305 with a 1.138 OPS in 47 games. He had 15 home runs and 47 RBI.
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“He’s just become such an important factor in that space,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “And everybody loves him. So it’s a blow, but hopefully we’ll get him back at some point.”