Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
While the New York Yankees aren’t going to
announce their roster for the American League Division Series against the
Baltimore Orioles until a little later this morning, it’s been reported that
utility player Jayson Nix and outfielder Brett Gardner are expected to make the

Both players have dealt with injuries recently,
but they’ve battled back to the point where they’re in the mix for a playoff
roster spot.

Gardner was able to rejoin the Yankees for the
end of the regular season after missing most of the year due to an elbow
injury. It was speculated yesterday that the speedster could make the cut as a
defensive replacement and pinch-runner, and these beliefs were further expressed Saturday.

If Nix is included on the roster it will come
as more of a surprise. The 30-year-old has been out since the end of Sept. with
a hip injury. He wasn’t expected back so soon, as the initial diagnosis was that he’d be sidelined for as long as two weeks.

With fellow veteran Andruw Jones already being
notified that he won’t be on New York’s ALDS roster, it seems that Gardner and
Nix will each make the cut.

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