Yankees' Eric Chavez breaks toe

Updated: May 6, 2011, 7:48 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- Third baseman Eric Chavez suffered what the New York Yankees called "a small fracture" of the fifth metatarsal of his left foot and will be lost to the team for an indeterminate length of time.

Chavez suffered the break to the bone that connects the pinkie toe to the ankle while running out an RBI triple in the fourth inning of Thursday's 6-3 Yankees loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Chavez flew back to New York before the game was over to consult with Yankees ...

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