Zack Britton Reportedly on Yankees ALCS Roster Despite Tweaking Ankle

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 07: Zack Britton #53 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch in the seventh inning in game three of the American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on October 07, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Divisional Series - New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins - Game Three | Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Yankees and their fanbase can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to pitcher Zack Britton, who exited Game 3 of the ALDS with an ankle injury during the eighth inning.

Britton himself feels a sense of relief, too, we're sure, after the way his ankle turned on first base caused some concern for his repaired achilles tendon, which he ruptured back in 2017. But it turns out the jammed ankle was only a brief scare, with Britton reportedly on the Yankees' ALCS roster, good to go.

New York's pitching rotation -- ranked second in ERA in the MLB this postseason -- was good enough to sweep the Twins, and with Britton intact alongside Aroldis Chapman (while even CC Sabathia looks to make his return from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the entire ALDS), health is swinging the Yankees' way when they face the Astros-Rays series winner.

Whether it's Houston or Tampa Bay, the Yanks will have their hands full, but at least they can sit back, tend to their injuries and come out fresh for their next step in the title chase.