Cameron Maybin stayed on the Yankees' roster when Aaron Judge was activated, but his stay hit a road bump on Friday.
Starting the game in left field, Maybin left the game against the Astros after the third inning. He had singled earlier in the frame and came around to score on a Gary Sanchez home run.
The Yankees later announced that the veteran left the game with a strained left calf and was going for an MRI.
According to Aaron Boone, Maybin told him that he felt a 'pop' while rounding the bases.
The outlook for Maybin doesn't sound very promising, according to the Yankees skipper.
"It will be a while," said Boone afterwards.
Maybin has had a resurgent year for the Yankees, hitting .308 with five home runs and 14 RBIs.
Aaron Hicks, who didn't start the game after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder, came in to replace Maybin.