Friday, July 27, 2012

Swisher Out For Series Opener vs Sox

From George A. King III:
No matter how hard Nick Swisher lobbies Joe Girardi and the medical staff to play tonight against the Red Sox, he won’t win.

“He is not a player for us [tonight],’’ general manager Brian Cashman said of the switch-hitting right fielder who has missed the last five games due to a mild strain of his left hip flexor.

Though the Yankees were off yesterday, Swisher was at Yankee Stadium working out with batting coach Kevin Long.

Swisher ran the bases and took batting practice on the field.

“He looked pretty good,’’ said Long, who didn’t talk about if Swisher was ready to play.
I figure they just want to take it slow and give him another day to see how his body responds to yesterday. He'll probably be back on Saturday.

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