Yankees: Andrew Benintendi will have surgery; his season would not be compromised
NEW YORK — New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi will have surgery for a broken bone in his right wrist, but the American East point guards are hoping his season isn’t over.
The surgery is due to take place on Tuesday.
Benintendi fractured his hooked carpal bone while taking a swing Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. His name was placed on the injured list for 10 days the following day.
A star player with the Kansas City Royals this season, the 28-year-old baseball player was traded to the Yankees at the end of July. After a slow start, he had recently started producing more.
Overall this season, he is averaging .304/.373/.399 with 51 RBIs, but only .254/.331/.404 with 12 RBIs in 33 games in New York.