Nix removed from Wednesday's game against Toronto after fracturing his left hand
Nix was hit on the top of the hand and was immediately examined at first base by trainer Steve Donohue. A shot from YES Network's cameras revealed that Nix's hand was already deeply bruised and swelling as he took off his batting glove, and the third baseman was removed from the game.
Mark Reynolds pinch-ran and then stayed in the game to play the hot corner, and the Yankees revealed the result of Nix's X-rays after the bottom of the third inning.
Nix had left the clubhouse prior to the end of the game and was unavailable for comment, but manager Joe Girardi expressed his disappointment and praised Nix's contributions in his post-game press conference.
"I feel terrible, especially after a great day for him yesterday and what he's done for our club, playing so much shortstop with Jeter out and (Eduardo Nunez) going down," Girardi said. "I always talk about Nixy being a guy who just does things right. The things that he contributes don't always show up in the box score, but he's a guy that just makes good decisions and does things right."
While no recovery timetable was immediately given, Girardi said Nix would be out "for a while," and depending on the severity of the fracture, it's likely that Nix could be out for at least the remainder of the regular season.