Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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 Curtis Granderson. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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