Update: Nunez day-to-day with bruised biceps after hit-by-pitch

Game Four: Back in Detroit
2013 Draft: Rob Kaminsky

3:24pm: Nunez is day-to-day with a bruised right biceps, the Yankees announced. X-rays were negative. Considering how much pain he was in, that’s not bad at all. Exhale.

2:25pm: Eduardo Nunez left this afternoon’s game after being hit by a pitch in what looked like the right arm/chest. It hit him right by the armpit, it seemed. Nunez was in a lot of pain and had to be helped off the field. Stay tuned for any updates.

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  • sangreal

    didn’t look like he could move his arm. I wonder if he dislocated his shoulder or something

    • Ethan

      That’s what I was thinking too. Seems most likely given the location, him holding his arm, and the amount of pain he was in.

      • And in merrie olde England

        Poor little fella looked like he was in tears :( I’d guess ribs, looked a little low for collarbone and would certainly knock the wind right out of you. There’s nothing “good” to hit in that area thought. Dooooomed!

  • Luis Castillo (Not the one who dropped the ball)

    I’m sorry Eddard, it sucks.

  • Anthony

    Boy oh boy.

  • Steven S

    Looks like April 6 shall begin the long era of Gil Valezquez as the starting SS.

  • flamingo

    It’s like we’re cursed. I’m sick of these injuries.

  • fabricio

    im praying its just a really bad bruise right now we need him until jeter is ready whenever that may be

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I cannot imagine a worse 8/9 in a lineup than Stewart and Gil Velazquez. Let us pray.

    • Mister D

      Stewart and Stewart?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’d take Rod or Jimmy Stewart with a bat in their hand over Gil Velazquez. Any other Stewarts?

        • And in merrie olde England

          Alec Stewart?

        • Bob Buttons

          How about French or Jon?

        • And in merrie olde England

          Jackie Stewart, not sure he’d be on board with the facial hair policy mind.

    • DInnings

      What’s the point of imagining that?

      Let’s say Nunez and Jeter were out for the year and Velasquez or Nix had to be the shortstop or both had to share the position for the entire year assuming Cashman didn’t want trade for an everyday shorstop or a viable one wasn’t available and worth giving up anyone for.

      Who do you think the Toronto Blue Jays would have at shorstop if Jose Reyes and his stand-in were out for the year? Most likely someone as bad as or worse than Velasquez and certainly far worse than Reyes (or Jeter for that matter.)

      Toronto is LUCKY they haven’t lost Johnson, Buerhle, Reyes, Cabrera, Encarnacion, and whoever their insurance shorstop is to injury, Bautista to that or free-agency (players in the same positions as the aforementioned injured Yankees.) We could say that about any competitive team in MLB for that matter.

  • trr

    Velazquez????

    Let’s Nix that idea!

    (I’m sorry)

  • Jim B. Johnson

    Quick, who can we sign out of retirement to play SS? I think Ozzie’s available.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Alvaro Espinosa?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Erick Almonte? Paul Zuvella? Reeeeeegie Corona?

        • Sandeep Motwani

          Wayne Tolleson? Roy Smalley? Jim Walewander?

        • Chris in Maine

          Reegie is up here in Maine right now w/the Thunder.

    • Bob Buttons

      Since we already have so many former Jays, guys like Alex Gonzalez (the one Toronto in early 2000), Russ Adams, Tony Fernandez, David Eckstein and Royce Clayton are available.

    • Pseudoyanks

      Isn’t Luis Sojo managing Tampa this year?

  • Eddard

    Hey guys, I’m going to start a collection to send a get well soon basket to Nuney. I’d fly to Detroit myself and deliver it if I didn’t have to work. Anyone who wants to contribute let me know.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      #bagofdicks

    • vicki

      i’m starting to get it.

  • mick taylor

    2 yanks have been hit in this game. cabrera needs to be drilled.

    • Bob Buttons

      Nova did a great job. Seems like it was around the wrist.

    • i like bacon

      you got it.

    • WhittakerWalt

      That worked out well, didn’t it?
      I hate this macho “you hit our guy we hit yours” stuff.

      • Bob Buttons

        It’s called camaraderie and standing up for your teammates. “We don’t take it too kindly”, self-protection is different from “who wants to fuck with us” machoness.

  • Bill Bruford

    Bring on the 3rd string!

  • Joe

    I hope rather than calling up Valazquez they go with a guy that might have some offensive potential that is a true SS, unlike Nix. Perhaps they could go bold and give either Addison Maruszak or Jose Pirela a chance. Too bad Jason Donald just cleared waivers yesterday.

  • mannycruz

    What is are depth at SS in the minors?
    Who has the highes upside at SS in our system?
    Who is the AAA ss?

  • John C

    A NUKE FROM YOUK!! Yanks lead 3-2!

  • V

    These HBP injuries are ridiculous.

  • jsbrendog

    je. sus.

    dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomed

  • Matty Ice

    Does this mean those Escobar talks heat up?

  • i like bacon

    dear boone, you are a worhtless piece of shit.

  • Pseudoyanks

    This is insane.

  • Rigoleto

    Open tryouts…I’m going to Modell’s to buy an infielder’s glove.

  • jim p

    Nunez with a bruise, no broken bones, says Sterling on the radio. Hope that’s true.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Sorry, but I saw that hit the biceps on the 8 replays and my initial reaction was “Get up, bitch! Rub some dirt on it.”

    I’m sure it stung, but be a friggin’ man, huh?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com GT Yankee

    Dear Brian, Randy & Hal (whichever of you are responsible),

    I understand not holding on to David Aardsma if you have guys who can pitch multiple innings that don’t suck! What’s worse, Cody Eppley, perhaps the strongest example of this, hasn’t even entered today’s pathetic game.

    Seriously Hal, can’t you hire some Cardinals or Rays guys?

    Disgruntled Fan #1

  • DInnings

    Let’s have fun:

    SS Jose Reyes, 3B Juan Encarnacion, LF Melky Cabrera, and #2 starter Josh Johnson all get injured in a game Johnson is starting, and #3 starter Buerhle’s finger (or Morrow’s if you prefer) is bit by a puppy he got as a present like David Cone’s was.

    WHERE ARE THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS? WHO’S HITTING FOR THEM?

    Like I said, they’re lucky, like the Yanks have been lucky for most of the Torre on era save 2008 and maybe this year if they could withstand the injuries.

    You all do know that if the 2013 Yankees don’t make the postseason it’s because of the injuries, the psychological toll they would’ve taken on the team, and the stand-ins made up for only a percentage of the lost production, right? Add to that every AL East team is good but not great save the Red Sox and it’s not impossible to see the Yanks finish 83-79 but only 4 games out of first place since the division winner will most likely finish with 87 wins. I’d look back and say a full-strength 2013 Yankees team would’ve EASILY won the division by 8 to 13 games, like I thought and still think the 2008 Yankees would’ve won the division had Wang, Matsui, and Posada had full, typical seasons.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com GT Yankee

      Okay, I’ve subbed out all of the Blue Jay players with injured Yankees. I pretended that Jeter, A-Rod, Tex, Grandy, HIROK and even Nuney weren’t hurt. What I envisioned was the Yankees scoring perhaps 2 more runs, even 3 if you like and still losing 8-6.

      I only commented on relief pitching. Injuries you cannot do anything about, but I feel as though the team has not made prudent decisions with the remaining pieces they have. If you ultimately aren’t into Aardsma, why sign him and wait till he comes all the way back from TJ surgery to release him? Especially when those you are holding onto are waiver wire fodder? At least he offered some upside and had a good ST too.