New York Yankees first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin left Tuesday’s 4-3 loss against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised right hamstring. The injury has not improved, according to Austin, and manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that a stint on the disabled list may be soon to come for the 25-year old.
Austin will be going for an MRI Thursday to determine the severity of the injury. Depending on the results, Austin may need more time on the bench and an MRI to further diagnose the ailment. As of now, though, Austin is day-to-day.
The former prospect seemed destined to take over the starting first baseman job after the Yankees recently designed Chris Carter for assignment prior to the injury. In 13 plate appearances, Austin is hitting just .154 with one home run and two runs batted in.