New York Yankees' infielder Jayson Nix fractured his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
As reported by Josh Vitale of MLB.com, Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher R.A. Dickey
hit Nix on the left hand with an 80-mph pitch with one out in the
second inning. Nix made his way down to first base, but then left the game with a Yankees' training, while flexing his left hand.
X-rays revealed a fracture in his left hand and manager Joe Girardi is unsure what to do to replace Nix, who has contributed all season at shortstop and third base.
"I feel terrible," manager Joe Girardi said. "Obviously he's got a
broken hand and he's going to be out for a while. I'm not sure what
exactly we're going to do, but I feel really bad. I always talk about Nixy, he's a guy who does things right. Maybe it's not always going to show up in the box score, all the
things that he contributes, but he's a guy that just makes good
decisions and does things right."
Nix has been very solid defensively this season replacing Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. Nix is batting .236 with 3 home runs and 24 runs batted in. Last season he batted .243 with 4 home runs and 18 rbi's in 177 at bats. He is a career .218 hitter with 37 home runs and 126 rbi's in 424 games.