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Matt Carpenter's hopeful Yankees injury prediction: 'I'll be back this season'

SEATTLE — Matt Carpenter isn't giving up on his comeback this season after fouling a ball and breaking his left foot against the Mariners on Monday.

He received some positive news on Wednesday when he learned he didn't need surgery to repair what Carpenter called a "clean fracture."

That means it will likely take him six to eight weeks for him to recover, and a return to regular season will be near the end of his season, before the playoffs.

"We'll be back this season," Carpenter said Wednesday, after the Yankees lost 4-3 to the Mariners at T-Mobile Park. Okay, I see. I've checked everything, but given the circumstances, this is the best we can hope for.I have a broken bone that will take a long time to heal."

Carpenter saw a doctor for the NFL's Seahawks while the Yankees were in Seattle, and another podiatrist in New York while his teammates were in Boston.

"They threw a number in there," Carpenter said, referring to the amount of time he could miss. I don't like to set limits or timelines.When I feel like I can come back, I'm ready to go."

19} The Yankees' Matt Carpenter suffered a fracture left foot on a foul ball during Monday's game against the Mariners as Aaron Boone looks on.

Manager Aaron Boone was pleased with the diagnosis Mr Carpenter said , after at least two weeks of weight-bearing activity, I plan to have another x-ray in three to four weeks to see how my bones are healing.

Boone declined to comment on a possible return for Carpenter, but if his last two games in Seattle prove anything, the Yankees will have his left in the lineup. need a bat.

The Yankees were shut out in his 13th inning game on Tuesday because he wasn't there against Ruiz, a troublesome right-hander in his Castillo.

And he scored in the first inning just after Wednesday's loss.

Miguel Andujar came out Tuesday at Triple-A's Scranton/Wilkes with his bars, and he went 1-for-8 with three strikeouts and one walk.

The Yankees also don't have Giancarlo Stanton out with left Achilles tendinitis. Anthony Rizzo returned Wednesday after missing five games with a strained hip, but went hitless with two strikeouts. He is the most consistent and dangerous hitter in the Yankees lineup.

In 47 games he had 15 home runs and he had 1.138 OPS until he went down with an injury.

Atlanta second baseman Ozzy his Albies broke his leg in mid-June and hasn't started a rehab assignment, but Dodgers outfielder Chris his Taylor has been out for just over a month. I have already recovered from my previous fracture.