New York Yankees Outfielder To Have Surgery

New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi is set to have surgery due to a broken hook of his hamate bone, according to manager Aaron Boone.

At the time of this writing, an estimated recovery timeline has not been announced by the club nor player. Yet, having surgery at this juncture of the season is immensely concerning, as the playoffs are roughly a month away. Thus, there's a real chance he may not come back this regular but also miss postseason time, too.

The Yankees have also been struggling immensely, as their AL East lead has dropped to only five games when it once was in the double digits. Losing Benintendi is not a way to help remedy this potential collapse. 

Benintendi, who appeared in his first All-Star Game this season, has five home runs, 51 RBIs, and a .304 batting average this season. Here's to hoping he's good to go before the year is over.

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