New York Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez was hit by a pitch
in yesterday’s contest against the Detroit Tigers, forcing him to exit the
contest early. He’s since been diagnosed with a bruised right biceps, and he
won’t play today, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York.
Following the game, Nunez told reporters that he was hit by
the pitch in the area where the biceps meets the shoulder. He could feel the impact
down to his bone, causing him to go down in obvious pain. He told reporters
that he even thought the 88 mph fastball from Tigers right-hander Doug Fister could
have broken a bone.
"I was afraid it was broken," he said.
"I felt much better when I hear the X-ray was negative, just a
bruise, you know? We'll see how my arm recovers."
Nunez was replaced by Jayson Nix, who will likely see time
at shortstop today. Nunez had been filling in at the position for team captain
Derek Jeter, who’s recovering from an injury of his own.
Manager Joe Girardi would only confirm that Nunez would not
play Saturday, he wouldn’t say if the infielder would require a stint on the
disabled list. If he is ultimately sidelined, he’d join an already long list of
Yankees’ players on the DL, including Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and
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