By Gethin Coolbaugh, Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) -- Mike Tauchman's impressive first season with the New York Yankees might have come to an abrupt end.
The outfielder is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after sustaining a Grade 2 strain in his left calf while fielding a ball in Sunday night's 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The injury-plagued Yankees hold a big lead in the AL East. The AL playoffs begin Oct. 2 and it's uncertain whether Tauchman would be able to recover, rehab and be ready to play in the postseason.