Yankees’ Matt Carpenter suffers a broken left foot against Mariners

Yankees’ Matt Carpenter suffers a broken left foot against Mariners

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The New York Yankees will likely go without one of their key midseason acquisitions for some time.

Matt Carpenter walked out of Monday’s game against the Seattle Mariners with a fractured left foot during the team’s 9-4 win. He fouled a pitch from Logan Gilbert with his foot.

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Matt Carpenter of the New York Yankees knocks a foul ball off his foot during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, August 8, 2022 in Seattle against the Seattle Mariners.  He left the game after his at bat.

Matt Carpenter of the New York Yankees knocks a foul ball off his foot during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, August 8, 2022 in Seattle against the Seattle Mariners. He left the game after his at bat. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Carpenter was spotted in a boot and on crutches in the dressing room.

“I don’t want to give a number [of how long I could be out]because I just don’t know,” Carpenter said via MLB.com. “But I’m hoping there will be a situation where I can come back and contribute to the track running in mid-September.

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, second from right, and a coach, right, talk to Matt Carpenter after he fouled a ball off his ankle during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 8, 2022 against the Seattle Mariners .  in Seattle.

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, second from right, and a coach, right, talk to Matt Carpenter after he fouled a ball off his ankle during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 8, 2022 against the Seattle Mariners . in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

“So we’ll see. I mean, that’s my mindset…that I’ll be back. I won’t let my mind go anywhere else I don’t want to. I won’t even accept the fact that it will be for me.”

Carpenter joined the Yankees on May 26 after being fired by the Texas Rangers.

He immediately embarked on a hot streak in a limited role to begin his tenure in the Bronx. Going into play on Monday, he batted .305 with 1.138 OPS in 47 games. He had 15 home runs and 47 RBI.

Matt Carpenter of the New York Yankees tips his cap as he goes for batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, August 5, 2022 in St. Louis.

Matt Carpenter of the New York Yankees tips his cap as he goes for batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, August 5, 2022 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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“He’s just become such an important factor in this room,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “And everyone loves him. So it’s a hit, but hopefully we’ll get it back at some point.”

Ryan Gaydos is a sports editor at Fox News and Fox Business. Story tips can be sent to [email protected]