Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The injury happened Sunday, but the severity was not determined until Monday afternoon.  Eduardo Nunez left Sunday's game with an apparent rib cage injury.  The New York Yankees' infielder has found himself playing a valuable role with Derek Jeter sidelined until after the All-Star break, so the team can ill-afford to lose him for an extended period of time. Fortunately, Nunez's MRI came back negative.  According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, the Yankees sent Nunez for an MRI yesterday morning.  The results revealed no structural damage, but the team has still listed Nunez as day-to-day.  He hopes to play today. Nunez was thrust into a role he has not been entirely familiar with in his career: Starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. With Jeter battling a re-fracture of his ankle, Nunez is getting even more playing time than expected.  Most expected Jeter to be back already and Nunez to be relegated back to his bench role.  However, he has started 27 games this season. Nunez said he felt something in his rib cage area during the fourth inning of Sunday's game.  He let manager Joe Girardi know about it, and the team decided not to take any risks.  If Nunez does have to miss time, his likely replacement would be Chris Nelson - who wasn't even on the Yankees' roster a week ago. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ainge: Draft lottery reform would be 'better for the game'

Royals take Game 2 to even series with Giants

Report: Roger Goodell will have to testify in Ray Rice case

Blake Griffin accused of slapping man in Las Vegas club

Ronda Rousey to face Cat Zingano at UFC 182

Report: Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans over Locker

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

LaMarr Woodley likely done for season with biceps injury

Report: Some Seahawks think Wilson isn’t 'black enough'

Darrelle Revis sent home for being late, misses practice

Report: Texas to pay scholarship athletes $10K per year

Report: Widespread academic fraud occurred at North Carolina

NHL postpones Senators/Leafs game after Ottawa shootings

Top storyline for each Week 8 NFL game

WATCH: Giants pitcher yells at Salvador Perez after HR

Will Muschamp's head coaching job posted on Craigslist

Miss California USA would like to date Eric Hosmer

WATCH: Eric Bledsoe sends Clipper flying with sick move

Kiffin's mom fears for son's safety in return to Tennessee

WATCH: Penguins perform 'O Canada' following tragedy

WATCH: Cutest grandma challenges Dwyane Wade to game of one-on-one

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

Porn star: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

Outrageous college football predictions: Week 9

Yankees News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.