CHICAGO (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Dustin Fowler has been carted off the field in the first inning of his major league debut.
The 22-year-old Fowler started in right field Thursday night against the Chicago White Sox. He slammed into the short sidewall near the corner trying to catch Jose Abreu’s foul ball with one out. Fowler tried to stand up after hitting the wall, but his right leg buckled and he couldn’t get back on his feet.
The training staff attended to Fowler with manager Joe Girardi and distraught teammates looking on. The rookie was lifted onto a cart and taken off the field. He was replaced by Rob Refsnyder.