Alex Rodriguez out six to eight weeks

Alex Rodriguez out six to eight weeks
Alex Rodriguez out six to eight weeks

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is headed for the disabled list after being diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his left hand, reports Sweeny Murti of WFAN. The injury resulted from Rodriguez's being struck by a Felix Hernandez pitch on Tuesday night in Seattle.

On the season, Rodriguez is hitting .276/.358/.449 with 15 homers and 11 steals. It's likely that Eric Chavez will fill in at third base during Rodriguez's absence. Chavez is batting .276/.331/.487 thus far in 2012.

Murti also reports that Chavez suffered a similar injury several years ago and missed six-to-eight weeks as a consequence.

Originally posted by Dayn Perry on CBSSports.com