Zach Britton exits ALDS Game 3 with apparent ankle injury

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Yankees reliever Zach Britton exited Game 3 of the ALDS in Minnesota with an apparent ankle injury, according to Ken Rosenthal on the FS1 television broadcast. Britton entered the game with a runner on first base and no outs in the seventh inning, and escaped the inning with no further damage. He had to cover first base on a ground ball to the right side and may have suffered the injury on that play.

Britton remained in the game to start the eighth inning and served up a solo home run to Eddie Rosario, finally putting the Twins on the board at a 3-1 deficit. Britton got Mitch Garver to ground out before being tended to by the team trainer. The lefty exited the game not long after.

Aroldis Chapman took over for Britton, tasked with getting a five-out save. He navigated past Luis Arraez and Miguel Sanó to send the game into the ninth.

With the Yankees poised to polish off a sweep of the Twins in the ALDS, they are looking ahead to Saturday, when the ALCS will begin. That’s four days of rest, and four days to determine Britton’s availability. The club should provide a preliminary idea of Britton’s status on Tuesday.