Status: Sidelined. Early 2017
Tyler Austin will be in a boot for three weeks and shut down from baseball activity for six week after being diagnosed with a small fracture in his foot.
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The Yankees called up a former first-round pick to major league camp following Tyler Austin's injury, which will keep him out six weeks
First baseman Tyler Austin's bid to make the Yankees' Opening Day roster ended before it could officially begin.
Spin: One day before Yankees position players were scheduled to report to camp, Austin was diagnosed with a small navicular fracture of his left foot. He will wear a boot for three weeks and will not resume baseball activities for at least six weeks, manager Joe Girardi said. "He was fighting for that first-base spot," Girardi said. "It's unfortunate." Austin sustained the injury fouling a ball off his foot during live batting practice at the Yankees' Minor League complex earlier this week. He reported the injury on Thursday, with an MRI confirming the break on Friday. The 25-year-old hit .241 (20-for-83) with five homers and 12 RBIs in 31 games for the Yankees last year. Girardi also said that outfielder Mason Williams has been diagnosed with inflammation of his left patella tendon and has been prescribed two weeks of rest. The 25-year-old played in 12 games last year for the Yankees, batting .296 (8-for-27) with a double and two RBIs.
Austin suffered a small fracture in his foot, and he'll need a boot for three weeks and six weeks without baseball activities, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.His playing time avenues were already limited after the Yanks' signing of Chris Carter [...]
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Austin. In the past week his own percentage has increased by 3.02% . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 12.35% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Austin is 44.26% and his lowest is 10.34%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 50.00% and lowest is 13.95%.
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