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Yankees All-Star Pitcher David Robertson Sprains Foot Falling Down Stairs

New York Yankees All-Star relief pitcher David Robertson sprained his right foot after falling down a flight of stairs.

X-rays showed no broken bones from the tumble, which occurred while Robertson was moving boxes at his spring-training residence in Tampa, Florida, the Major League Baseball team said on its website. He was fitted for a walking boot and will have a scan to determine if there’s any further damage.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Robertson probably won’t miss enough time to jeopardize his availability for Major League Baseball’s opening day. The Yankees begin their season on April 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Robertson, a 26-year-old right-hander, went 4-0 with a 1.08 earned run average in 70 relief appearances last season, striking out 100 batters in 66 2/3 innings.

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