Yankees’ surprise star suffers foot fracture
The resurrection of Matt Carpenter this year has been one of the most incredible stories in baseball, but now his status is in question for the rest of the season.
The New York Yankees announced that Carpenter suffered a fractured left leg in Monday night's game against the Seattle Mariners.
Carpenter was a three-time All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals, but he fell hard in 2019-2021.
The 36-year-old signed with the Yankees on May 26, and in the weeks that followed, he produced absolutely ridiculous.
Carpenter has a .305/.412/.727 slash line with 15 home runs and 216 WRC+ in 154 plate presence. He has been pegged at 2.3 wins per replacement for FanGraph in the 47 games he has played.
The Yankees (AL-BEST 71-39) are still loaded, but with the remarkable production Carpenter is giving them, it's a huge loss.
Hopefully, this won't be an end-of-season injury, and Carpenter and his mustache could be back at the cranking dingers at an incredible rate.
The 10 Bad Table Manners: How Many Are You Guilty Of?