Rather than take risk, Swisher likely to sit in Seattle

Rather than take risk, Swisher likely to sit in Seattle

OAKLAND -- Nick Swisher's likely going to miss the Seattle series, too, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday morning.

Swisher was hurt to first on a groundout on Friday, suffering what the team's calling a mild left hip flexor strain, and was out of the lineup for the final two games of a four-game set against the A's. There was a hope Swisher could be available during the three-game series with Seattle that starts Monday night, but with an off-day Thursday before returning home, Girardi felt no need to risk anything.

"[Swisher] said he wasn't as stiff today as he was yesterday," Girardi said. "He's still day to day. My guess is we won't have him in Seattle, hope to get him back after that. Just have to see. See how he heals.

"I think, too, with the off-day, it buys you an extra day and Tuesday night, Wednesday's a quick turnaround [with a day game]. It's not something we talk about, where you want it to become a lot more than it is just because you're rushing back. See how he's feeling."

Swisher went for an MRI Saturday and it revealed a mild strain, as was expected. He expects to avoid the disabled list.