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Pregame notes: Nix considered day-to-day (with video)

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While running out a double last night, Jayson Nix felt some tightness in his right hamstring. He’s considered day-to-day with no tests scheduled. Nix said he believes he could play tonight if necessary. Joe Girardi said he wasn’t sure he’d use him.

“Just kind of tightened up a little bit when I stretched out the double last night,” Nix said. “I wasn’t too concerned about it, just something that was there and was a little bit sore after the game. It’s a little something that kind of started, so we’re going to keep it under control.”

The video above is Girardi talking about the issue, which might not be nearly as significant if not for the fact the Yankees are currently carrying a three-man bench and Nix has emerged as their everyday shortstop. For now, Girardi said, there are no plans to make a move to dump one of their extra pitchers to bring up another infielder.

“For a couple of days you can (play without a backup infielder),” Girardi said. “You can if you have to, but it’s not ideal.”

Girardi joked that he has Vernon Wells available to play any infield position. He was laughing when he said it, but it might be perfectly true.

It probably helps that the Yankees face three straight right-handed starters. Nix has been pretty valuable with his .374 on-base percentage against lefties, but it’s hard to imagine there’s significant difference between Nix and Alberto Gonzalez against right-handers.

Alex Rodriguez• Alex Rodriguez told reporters in Charleston that he expects to use the full 20 days of his rehab assignment before joining the big league lineup. “We’re scheduled for that 20 days from now,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

• Rodriguez is going to play tonight and tomorrow with Charleston, then it seems possible he’ll move back down to Tampa to continue the rehab process. “I’ve got to tell you,” he said. “I’m really, really excited. This probably has to be the hardest injury I’ve tried to overcome. It has to be the longest process, that’s for sure.”

• Eduardo Nunez has joined Rodriguez in Charleston. Nunez kept getting rained out during rehab attempts in Tampa. He’s eligible to come off the disabled list at the end of this week.

• Is Girardi planning to watch Rodriguez’s at-bats on television? “I’ll give someone the job of watching him,” Girardi said. “I know there’s a lot of starting pitchers that would volunteer not to be out for BP, and probably some relievers.”

• Still no definite plan for Ivan Nova, but he’s staying with the team and Girardi said it’s “very possible” he could make another spot start in the next few days.

• Vernon Wells was out doing extra work with Kevin Long today. He said he’s been working on using his back side a little more, and that’s letting him swing with more power without trying to swing too hard. Wells had two hits last night.

• Speaking of early work, Robinson Cano was hitting in the indoor cage this afternoon. Pretty normal except that he was swinging right handed and smoking line drives. Cano said he likes to take a few right-handed swings just to keep his side loose. Brett Gardner smiled when I asked him about it. Said he sees Cano do it all the time and that Cano’s right-handed swing is smooth and natural. “I wish my left-handed swing were as good as his right-handed swing,” Gardner said. I’m pretty sure Gardner was mostly joking. Mostly.

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83 Responses to “Pregame notes: Nix considered day-to-day (with video)”

  1. Pat M. July 2nd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Did Giradi actually say that Vern can play anywhere in the infield ???? Man the Yanks are starting to resemble Jerkface’s Sunday Beer league softball team where anyone can play anywhere. Yo Face, bring me the pine tar rag. Tweet that Face !!!!

  2. fantasygame101 July 2nd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    someone should asked the question, whats the use of another long reliever in the team? they can just easily shuffle them in and out.

  3. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Lol were playing a guessing game here. Take a guess who I was? I used the name so rarely that no one probably remembers it. Hell I don’t remember it.

    I think it was mostly at night.

  4. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    • Eduardo Nunez has joined Rodriguez in Charleston. Nunez kept getting rained out during rehab attempts in Tampa. He’s eligible to come off the disabled list at the end of this week.
    =========================
    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    got a feeling either nunez or arod will be back for the Balt series.

  5. I Am Winning July 2nd, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Nix feels like he can play later tonight? In what role? Substitute hitter, defensive replacement, or base runner? Please. You’re not as good as you think Nix.

  6. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    we’re**

  7. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Alex Rodriguez• Alex Rodriguez told reporters in Charleston that he expects to use the full 20 days of his rehab assignment before joining the big league lineup. “We’re scheduled for that 20 days from now,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

    ================
    STFU

  8. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Lol were playing a guessing game here. Take a guess who I was? I used the name so rarely that no one probably remembers it. Hell I don’t remember it.

    I think it was mostly at night.
    ===================
    You don’t know who you were or when you posted and you expect me to know who you are?

  9. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Lol were playing a guessing game here. Take a guess who I was? I used the name so rarely that no one probably remembers it. Hell I don’t remember it.

    I think it was mostly at night.
    ===================
    You don’t know who you were or when you posted and you expect me to know who you are?

    ———————

    You’re the one that said “you are prolly too young if you are who I think you are…”

  10. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    all joking aside with your name you could be male of female

  11. fantasygame101 July 2nd, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    mick,

    even if nunez is coming back and they added a player in the 40 man roster, that player will surely clear waiver and if not, will not be miss. I started to believe that this extra pitcher is for alignment of pitcher either for all star game or after all star game.

  12. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    You’re the one that said “you are prolly too young if you are who I think you are…”
    ===================
    aao you are very clever in a simplistic way

  13. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    A single A kid just dropped a bunt on Alex Rodriguez and the throw was late. First play.

  14. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I started to believe that this extra pitcher is for alignment of pitcher either for all star game or after all star game.
    ==================
    what do you mean? if kuroda or cc make the ASG?

  15. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    A single A kid just dropped a bunt on Alex Rodriguez and the throw was late. First play.
    =============
    sounds like something maddon or buck will do when he is back

  16. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:05 pm
    all joking aside with your name you could be male of female

    —————————

    Or I could be a song on an album

  17. fantasygame101 July 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    mick,

    hope it is not bec. it would be unthinkable. But maybe for kuroda just in case he will go back to japan.

  18. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    never a a big phil collins fan

  19. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    fantasy you are losing me

  20. yankeefeminista July 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Go Nuney! Go Alex!

  21. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    i think you used to post in the morning

  22. yankeefeminista July 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Nunez reaches. Error or not?

  23. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Phil had his moments.

  24. yankeefeminista July 2nd, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    DP. Running didn’t look too bad.

  25. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Arod double play first AB

  26. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    i think you used to post in the morning

    ——————-

    Not really it was mostly night.

  27. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    then you were not a muppet fan.

  28. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    He looked really slow running to first, and hobbled midway down the line.

  29. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    does alex look fat?

  30. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    He looks like a weight room version of an athlete, powerful, not very agile. He used to be so sleek. He doesn’t look very mobile like a typical weight lifter.

  31. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    canseco-esque?

  32. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    then you were not a muppet fan.

    ——————-

    In my younger days sure I guess

  33. Nick in SF July 2nd, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    After that GIDP, Schilling said he things this is all a sideshow and there’s no way Alex steps on a field for the Yankees this season.

  34. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Yes Mick, like he has decided that the solution to his decline is lift more weights. He has become so immobile and put all kinds of strain on his joints, ligaments and tendons. He is cooked.

  35. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    does chilling have any credibility?
    do any of the reporters?

  36. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Yes Mick, like he has decided that the solution to his decline is lift more weights. He has become so immobile and put all kinds of strain on his joints, ligaments and tendons. He is cooked.
    ============
    sounds like he is auditioning for the DH job.

  37. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    In my younger days sure I guess
    ===============
    that could answer one of my questions..

  38. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    He needs to medically retire. 2 hip surgeries. Get some consensus with the doctors. Do this thing already.

  39. fantasygame101 July 2nd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    mick,

    they can aligned pitchers to allow their pitchers to pitch in the allstar game. I think kuroda is one logical choice for them to do it.

  40. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Bret providing some interesting insight.

  41. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Anymore questions

  42. Nick in SF July 2nd, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    How do you feel about Rachel Ward these days?

  43. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    And I agree with Schilling, this is all kabuki.

  44. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    brett so this is the end game of arods career?

  45. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Yup.

  46. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    ESPN showing Ibanez PH homer for Arod last year when he was benched.

  47. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    but alex sez:
    sho far, sho good..

  48. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    the 1st shtep is to get healed and mended..

  49. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    alex has to work those hips back in shape…

  50. Pat M. July 2nd, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Nick in SF…I’ll take the Porsche…..From that era, Kelly LeBrock ” Weird Science ” Great movie

  51. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Anymore questions
    ===============
    i need better answers, too evasive..

  52. Pat M. July 2nd, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    mick…..# 13 hasn’t been the same since Kate Hudson dumped him, nor have The Bronx Bombers for that matter

  53. blake July 2nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I don’t know how many remember Alex when he first came up…..he was like Machado only better. He was faster….had more power….he was everything. That’s why it’s sad and unfortunate he took the career path he did…..had he stayed clean and flexible I think he woukd have broken Aaron’s record naturally ….or come closer than he probably will

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 2nd, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    “but alex sez:
    sho far, sho good..

    :lol:

    _________________

    Pat M – it weren’t Kate who did the dumping!

  55. blake July 2nd, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Or bonds’s I guess….I honestly forgot that Bonds broke it

  56. kd July 2nd, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    1996 alex was a good a season as has been seen. really wish his legacy would have been the anti-bonds

  57. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    mick…..# 13 hasn’t been the same since Kate Hudson dumped him, nor have The Bronx Bombers for that matter
    ==============
    Pat M-what are you implying?

  58. tbone1570 July 2nd, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 2nd, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    “but alex sez:
    sho far, sho good..

    :lol:

    _________________

    Pat M – it weren’t Kate who did the dumping!

    ———————–
    Inquiring minds want to know.

  59. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Strikes out looking, frozen. FB outside corner.

  60. yankeefeminista July 2nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Alex was a great great player, but as long as he can get down the line and show some semblance of health, he is still likely better than most of our current lineup.

  61. Nick in SF July 2nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Full count on the embattled Bronx Bomber. Ring him up. Seeing pitches.

  62. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    hey seuss…what do you expect from the guy?

  63. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Schilling says “I don’t know” if it looks like he’s moving around well. Being about as diplomatic as he can possibly be.

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 2nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I vote for the mickstra. Or as we know him, mick the slick. Or when he’s on a roll, mick the schtick! If you don’t get it, you haven’t been paying attention. All I can say is accept no substitute. Many have applied, but only one was chosen.

    :D

    ***************

    DirectTV has outdone itself. I have the YES network playing, with a message in the corner of my screen advising me that “This program is not available in your area.”

    :lol:

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 2nd, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    tbone – about Arod doing the dumping?

  66. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    ESPN keeps calling him a guess hitter.

  67. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Boone, Ravech and Schilling.

  68. Pat M. July 2nd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    For the record, Weird Science not a great movie, ( Against All Odds was ) . Tricia, not really certain as to what went on with Alex & Kate, other than he left London during a movie premier of hers. Didn’t dig the Red Carpet gig and nobody really knew or cared about who his was .

  69. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    Anymore questions
    ===============
    i need better answers, too evasive..

    ————–

    I’m being completely honest

  70. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I’m being completely honest
    ================
    you get an incomplete…

  71. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Mick,

    I expect him to not hot major league pitching very well. At this point he is a mistake hitter, old and pitching is better now and he has no roids.

    It’s going to be torturous for him to fend off the embarrassment. I do think he’s embarrassed. He used to be the best and there wasn’t a question. Now he’s the old guy on the team striking out and letting down the team and fans. He can’t fake it for the duration of that contract.

    I think he wants out (plus his money).

    Something will work out.

  72. pat July 2nd, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    McCulloughSL now
    The Twins gave Mariano Rivera a rocking chair — made of broken bats.

  73. Jesus Bustero July 2nd, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    not *hit*

  74. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I think he wants out (plus his money).

    Something will work out.
    ===================
    Maybe in Miami.

  75. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    JCTV….now that’s schtick.

  76. astrocityfan July 2nd, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Why are they still playing with a short bench? I don’t understand

  77. UnKnown July 2nd, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Funny presentation for #42. Video montage and a rocking chair made of broken bats. Kirby bat justin bat mauer bat etc. Fans respectful.

    Enjoy all. Lets go HUUUUGHES

  78. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Kenny so much smoother than kay….no lurching around and pointing with thumbs.

  79. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    He has got to be the most unpopular yankee announcer ever…

  80. Ys Guy July 2nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    CMWang didnt make it out of the second inning, miggy hit a three run homer and the tigers 8H.
    1.2 IP, 8H, 6 ER and off to the showers.

  81. Against All Odds July 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    mick July 2nd, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    I’m being completely honest
    ================
    you get an incomplete…

    ———————-

    :(

  82. mick July 2nd, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    awright you pass…

  83. blake July 2nd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    pat says:
    July 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    McCulloughSL now
    The Twins gave Mariano Rivera a rocking chair — made of broken bats.

    That’s pretty darn cool

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