Yankees outfielder Mason Williams shut down for two weeks due to patella tendinitis

According to multiple reports out of Tampa, New York Yankees outfielder Mason Williams will be shut down from baseball activity for at least two weeks because of left patella tendinitis.

The news comes on the same day that manager Joe Girardi also announced that first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin will be out for at least six weeks with a fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot, an injury Austin suffered after fouling a ball off that foot while taking batting practice earlier in the week.

According to multiple reports, Williams, 25, also had inflammation in his left patella this winter, but the symptoms went away; unfortunately, they resurfaced just before his camp report date, and Williams will be held out of activities until at least the first week of March.

Yankees position players are scheduled to report on Saturday, with their first workout on Sunday and the team's first Grapefruit League game set for next Friday afternoon against the Phillies.