Reports: Tyler Austin fractures foot, out minimum of six weeks

Tyler Austin will be sidelined at least six weeks with a broken navicular bone in his right foot, according to multiple reports. Austin suffered the injury after fouling a ball off of his foot. It was not a guarantee, but Austin looked primed to make the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career. Instead, he will be in a boot for at least three weeks, making it highly unlikely...
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Yankees prospect gets lucky break after Tyler Austin's injury

The Yankees called outfield prospect Billy McKinney up to major league camp Sunday, two days after Tyler Austin learned he'd miss the next six weeks with a broken foot.  Here's what you need to know about McKinney: Rebuilding value: The 24th overall pick in 2013 by the A's, McKinney's star has dimmed. Coming out of high school, McKinney was considered to have exceptional hitting...
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How Tyler Austin’s injury will impact the New York Yankees

The Yankees are about to let first baseman Greg Bird fly. Fellow first baseman Tyler Austin is out for six weeks with a broken foot. This marks the second straight year a fledging Yankee first baseman’s season has been derailed by injury, after Bird missed the entire 2016 season with a torn labrum. While Austin will miss far less time than Bird did, it could have a season-long...
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Tyler Austin breaks foot, will miss most of spring training

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tyler Austin's bid to unseat Greg Bird at first base during spring training is over, and the Yankees' decision to sign Chris Carter looks prescient. Austin fouled a ball off his left foot early this week taking batting practice during a pre-spring training workout at the minor league complex, and manager Joe Girardi said an MRI Friday found a small bone break...
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Yankees' Tyler Austin, Mason Williams hurt: What it means

Position players haven't even officially reported to spring training yet and the Yankees have already suffered a pair of losses. Utility man Tyler Austin (fractured left foot) will miss at least six weeks and outfielder Mason Williams (left patellar tendon strain) will be out two weeks, manager Joe Girard said at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday. The pair each had MRIs...
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Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin out six weeks with broken foot

The competition for the starting position at first base for the New York Yankees just became more interesting.NBC Sports reported 25-year-old Tyler Austin broke his foot while taking batting practice Friday, “smacking a ball off of his foot.” The report mentions it is a small break, but this will keep him in a boot for a few weeks and “away from baseball activities for six...
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Yankees Announce Carter Signing Day Before Bad Austin News

Another worst-kept secret was brought out into the open yesterday when the Yankees announced the signing of 1B/DH Chris Carter to a one-year deal, worth $3.5 million. When news of the signing began to trickle out weeks ago, no one, including me, could make sense of it. After all, Greg Bird and Tyler Austin were thought to be set to fight it out for the 1B job in Spring Training...
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3 days ago

Tyler Austin injury dampens Yankees roster intrigue

Tyler Austin’s chances of making the Yankees roster out of spring training just evaporated. Austin had an outside chance of landing a bench role, but the 25-year-old broke a bone in his foot after fouling a ball off it during batting practice earlier this week. Austin will be in a boot for three weeks and will...
Via New York Post
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Tyler Austin out at least six weeks with fractured foot

The Yankees have suffered their first injury of the year. Joe Girardi told reporters today Tyler Austin will miss a minimum of six weeks with a fracture in his left foot. He fouled a pitch into his foot during batting practice recently. And just like that, the Chris Carter situation has taken care of itself. More to come. The post Tyler Austin out at least six weeks with fractured...
Via River Avenue Blues
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Spring training competition: Can Tyler Austin win the starting first baseman job?

Heading into spring training, most people are assuming that Greg Bird will be the New York Yankees starting first baseman come Opening Day…except for one person: Tyler Austin. Does Austin have a chance to surpass Bird on the depth chart? Probably not, but the Yankees are not going to simply hand Bird — who missed all of 2016 due to a torn labrum — the job. In fact, earlier...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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