Update: Swisher leaves game with mild left hip flexor

Montgomery makes Double-A debut in loss
Athletics walk-off with win over Yanks

1:08am: The Yankees say it’s a mild left hip flexor for Swisher and he’s day-to-day. That’s generally good news, at least in the sense that it’s not a groin strain or something really bad.

12:09am: Nick Swisher left tonight’s game with an apparent left leg injury; he was pointing to his groin and quad in the dugout when talking to trainer Steve Donohue. Swisher pulled up lame while running out a ground ball in the seventh. The last thing the Yankees need right now is another outfield injury, so hopefully it was just a cramp and not something serious. Updates to come.

Montgomery makes Double-A debut in loss
Athletics walk-off with win over Yanks
  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Probably pulled his groin with that massive swing and miss at ball 4…

  • jayd808

    So if he goes on the DL for 15days maybe we get a chance to look at Chris Dickerson again… I wish they could give him a a final look-see before trading for an outfielder — alot of these guys you feature don’t seem to be that much better than Dickerson is (IMHO)

  • Jersey Joe

    I am very worried about the outfield situation next year. Gardner is no guarantee to be able to play everyday, and without Swisher, a 3-way platoon seems to be in place in the corner outfield for Gardner/Jones/FA outfielder.

    Honestly, I hope Swisher’s value continues to decrease in hope of a pay cut, I still don’t see it happening.

    But, realistically speaking, who could be added to Gardner and Jones in the corner outfield timeshare, who could come cheaply?

    • BrooklynRats

      The long-term won’t be addressed before the trade deadline, and who knows what trades are possible this winter. Sort of related, Nady was just released by the Nats. A cheap second tour w the yanks for a half season?