Rodriguez appeared to be in serious pain has rolled around on the ground,after being hit by the pitch. “It’s difficult,” Rodriguez said. “Tough break. I never thought fracture, but it was. It’s a tough blow. Tough blow.”
Rodriguez is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team will have to adjust. “It’s non-displaced, which is good,” Girardi said. “But we’re going to have to make some changes, which is too bad, because Alex was just starting to feel good again.”
A-Rod is batting .276 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI. Eric Chavez expected to take over at third base for the time being. “It’s a huge loss,” Yankees infielder Eric Chavez said. “Al is so important to our team. This is definitely going to hurt.”
The Yankees are in the middle of a west coast road trip and are 1-5 with one game left Seattle.