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Andruw tweaks fingers trying to make diving grab

Andruw tweaks fingers trying to make diving grab

Andruw tweaks fingers trying to make diving grab
NEW YORK -- Andruw Jones had his left hand wrapped with ice after the Yankees' 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, but does not expect that the injury will cost him any time.

Jones said his fingers "went back a little bit" as he dove for Yunel Escobar's two-run double in the top of the ninth inning, but that it did not hurt as he swung the bat in his later at-bat.

"I got my fingers caught up into the ground, and rolled over a little bit," Jones said. "Those are tough plays, but if you get your glove to them, you've got to make them."

Jones has had a rough season, but manager Joe Girardi put him in the cleanup spot on Wednesday against lefty J.A. Happ, hoping to jolt his production.

Jones went 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI single, and has just five hits in his last 39 at-bats.

"He's a guy that we know can get really hot against left-handers," Girardi said. "I think it's important that we get him going, and we're trying. Andruw's been through this before, where he's struggled and come out of it in a big way, and I'm hoping it happens. We still expect him to be productive."

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