Posted: Monday March 4, 2013 5:01 PM

Yankees GM Cashman breaks leg parachute jumping

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has broken his right leg and dislocated the ankle while skydiving from a plane in Florida.

Cashman jumped with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base outside Miami, a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was hurt on his second jump Monday. The Yankees said he was evaluated at Homestead Hospital and scheduled for surgery later in the day with Dr. Dominic Carreira at Broward Health Medical Center.

The 45-year-old, who has been the team's GM since February 1998, also has rappelled down a 350-foot, 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., in an elf's costume the past two Decembers as part of the town's "Heights and Lights'' celebration.

 
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