Yankees’ Dustin Fowler suffers season-ending injury during his major-league debut [Video]

Dustin Fowler was slated to be the leadoff batter for the New York Yankees during his major-league debut Thursday night. But he never got the chance. He wasn’t even able to finish one inning in right field.

And now his season is over.

With two outs in the first against the Chicago White Sox, Fowler slammed into a short wall while chasing a foul ball hit by Jose Abreu. The 22-year-old rookie tried putting weight on his right leg twice but couldn’t. He ended up sitting on the warning track, waiting for help.

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi covered his face as he stood next to the wounded rookie, who was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier in the day after first baseman Tyler Austin was put on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.


READ ---  It’s not the cost of Pence’s trip that was galling, it was the preparation for it