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DETROIT -- Eduardo Nunez tried to swing a bat and throw on Sunday, but his bruised right biceps is still too tender to get back into the Yankees' lineup.

Nunez was drilled by an 88-mph Doug Fister fastball on Friday and has missed two starts, with Jayson Nix filling in at shortstop.

"He feels better, but he's just not ready to go, so we'll give it a shot again [Monday]," manager Joe Girardi said. "He tried to hit and throw today, and it's just not ready yet."

Girardi said that he does not think Nunez's injury will linger and expects to get him back in the lineup during the upcoming series against the Indians.

"I'd be surprised if he's not," Girardi said. "The [X-ray] tests came back negative, and it's muscular, so you would expect that would go away pretty quickly. And he's getting a lot of treatment."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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