Eduardo Nunez hit by pitch, leaves gameShortstop day to day with bruised right bicep
Nunez entered the game 4-for-10 on the young 2013 season with a double, run scored and a stolen base as the Yankees' everyday shortstop with Derek Jeter on the disabled list. He batted .311 (19-for-61) with two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs in Spring Training while tying Brett Gardner for the team lead in hits. He split time with the Yankees and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season, hitting .272 with a homer and 11 RBIs in 38 games with the big club.
The Yankees already have numerous players sidelined by injury: Jeter (ankle surgery), Alex Rodriguez (hip surgery) Curtis Granderson (broken wrist), Mark Teixeira (torn ECU sheath), Michael Pineda (Right rotator cuff tendinitis) and Cesar Cabral (left elbow surgery). Phil Hughes (bulging disc) is scheduled to make a rehab start on Saturday in Scranton. Hiroki Kuroda suffered a contusion of his right middle finger on Wednesday, but is expected to make his next start.
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