Eduardo Nunez was hit by a pitch in the back of the right hand this afternoon. He was immediately removed from the game, and although the initial diagnosis is a bone contusion — a bruise, basically — Nunez will go for precautionary x-rays back in Tampa.
“It feels fine right now,” he said before leaving Bright House Field. “I don’t think there’s anything broken.”
Nunez can move his fingers and begin to make a fist, but he said it’s still pretty sore. He’s hoping he doesn’t have to miss more than a couple of days, and he joked that he wanted to act like a tough guy on the field and not show that it hurt as much as it did. If it’s more serious than expected, the Yankees will have to sort through Ramiro Pena, Bill Hall and Jayson Nix in search of a true utility man.
“Just a lot of pain now, a bruise,” Nunez said. “I think everything’s fine.”
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