Nick Swisher has already had one MRI on his left knee, and it showed nothing but inflammation.
“But I found that really, really hard to believe,” Swisher said.
The Yankees are sending Swisher for a second MRI today. Whatever the picture shows, Swisher is clearly hobbled. He hasn’t moved well for about a week now, and last night he had no chance of running out a ground ball to third base. He told Joe Girardi before the game that he was available for anything Girardi needed him to do — and he can still swing the bat — but he’s not built to move right now.
“I felt like I put some good swings on it,” Swisher said. “He came right at me with some fastballs. Situation like that, all you’re trying to do is put something in the gap. Obviously it’s a lot easier said than done. I got out there, gave it a good at-bat, saw eight or nine pitches and then took it to the house.”
Today, he’ll take it to the MRI tube to double check that there’s nothing torn or broken. Whatever the results, Swisher’s pain is obvious on the field, and his frustration is obvious in his voice. Here’s his postgame session last night.