New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi suffered a broken right wrist that will require surgery, but said he doesn’t know if it is a season-ending injury.
“It’s too early to say right now, obviously,” Benintendi said. “We are still trying to find out more. That is the situation at the moment. Just taking it day by day right now, I guess.”
Manager Aaron Boone revealed the diagnosis of a broken bone and the need for surgery after the AL East leaders beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on Sunday. Benintendi will be further evaluated by specialists on Monday, back in New York.
Benintendi said he previously underwent surgery in his first year at university and was surprised at the development of the situation on Sunday.
“I don’t really know about bones or stuff,” Benintendi said. “So I’m just listening to what they’re telling me. I didn’t know it could grow another bone or whatever it might be.”
Benintendi’s injury occurred while he was swinging Friday night and he was placed on the 10-day disabled list the next day.
The 28-year-old slugger was an All-Starr this season in Kansas City and then was traded to the Yankees in late July. He got off to a slow start with New York, but recently had been more productive at the plate.
Benintendi is hitting .304 overall with 51 RBI. With the Yankees, he is batting .254 with 12 RBIs in 33 games.