New York Yankees’ Benintendi to Undergo MRI Following Wrist Injury

The New York Yankees' Andrew Benintendi in July 2022
The New York Yankees' Andrew Benintendi in July 2022. Photo by Corey Sipkin/UPI/Shutterstock (13055994a)

The New York Yankees’ Andrew Benintendi made an early exit during the third innings of his team’s humiliating 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night due to suffering an injury to his right wrist.

After undergoing X-rays that came back negative, Benintendi is now scheduled for an MRI exam on Saturday. According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, the player felt a “popping” in his wrist at the time of injury.

“He’s got some numbness in his fingers right now, so we’ll have to get all the MRIs and stuff tomorrow, which will tell us more. But yeah, right now just unfortunate, obviously, for him to have that happen, and hope for the best tomorrow,” Boone commented.

While Benintendi’s injury status and recovery timeline remain undetermined, his absence will prove troublesome for the Yankees, who are already low on left-handed batting options. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is also unavailable due to lower back tightness.

Boone remains hopeful that Rizzo will be available for selection for the Yankees’ game against the Minnesota Twins on Monday. Rizzo is expected to undergo rehab in New York on Saturday and Sunday.