Friday, April 5, 2013

Nunez Thought His Arm Was Broken

I never thought the day would come when I said the following...

Thank God Eduardo Nunez will be able to return to the team soon.

My cat gave me this look when I said it aloud.

In the top of the 4th inning of this afternoon's game Nunez was hit in the arm by a Doug Fister fastball. The ball looked to have initially hit Eddie in the chest, then into his bicep, making me think he'd be able to shake it off. But seeing the Yankee shortstop writhe in pain after the pitch hit him made me think it could be more serious. Turns out the ball hit Nunez directly on the top of the bicep, and he actually thought his arm was broken.

X-Rays were taken, and they did come back negative, but it's unlikely Nuney will be able to play tomorrow when Phil Hughes makes his season debut.

One question coming out of this was whether the Yankees would add an infielder at least for tomorrow, but Girardi said that Francisco Cervelli will be the backup infielder while Jayson Nix gets the start. That would be interesting to see.

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