Found August 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The talk of last night’s Yankees/Red Sox tilt focused on when Ryan Dempster plunked Alex Rodriguez. Considering the focus was on that event, it was easy to miss the fact that the Yankees lost shortstop Eduardo Nunez to a tight right hamstring. Nunez exited the game in the sixth inning, being replaced by pinch-runner Jayson Nix. Nunez suffered the injury while sliding feet first back into first base, telling reporters – including Bryan Hoch of – that he could feel his hamstring tighten up on that play. "It was tight before, but on that play, I felt it more," Nunez said. "It's fine. I'll play Tuesday, I hope." While manager Joe Girardi doesn’t view Nunez’s injury as something serious at this point, he did admit that the infielder could be dealing with a minor strain. Whatever the case, Girardi told reporters that more likely won’t be known regarding the injury until a couple days pass. "I don't think it's something real, real serious, but could it be a Grade 1 [strain]? I guess," Girardi said. "We're not going to know for a couple of days." The Yankees have been counting on Nunez to cover shortstop in the absence of Captain Derek Jeter. While Jeter is eligible to return on Tuesday, he’s not expected to do so, as it remains unclear when he’ll be back with the team. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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