Now Rodriguez will be headed to the disabled list with a "non-displaced fracture of his left hand" reports the YES Network.
Manager Joe Girardi told YES that his third baseman will meet with doctors tomorrow but couldn't say whether surgery is necessary or give a timetable for his return. "It's non-displaced, which is good," Girardi said. Early word is he will be out 5-6 weeks.
You can actually hear the Yankees third baseman scream "ow!" before Rodriguez fell to home plate writhing in pain.
It sounded like the ball hit Rodriguez's bat but the cringe-inducing crack was actually Hernandez's 88mph changeup smacking A-Rod solidly on the hand, right above the left wrist.
Girardi doesn't believe Hernandez threw at Rodriguez on purpose but said, "He [Rodriguez] is upset. He wants to be out there."
The Yankees Freddy Garcia (4-4) was good, but not good enough. He retired 14 batters in a row and only allowed five hits and three runs in 7.2 innings.
The Mariners went on to beat the punchless Yankees, 4-2, and take game 2 of the three-game set.
Somewhere, Cameron Diaz is probably smiling.