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Nunez returns to lineup after bruising bicep

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CLEVELAND -- Eduardo Nunez returned to the Yankees' lineup on Monday, reclaiming his position at shortstop after missing two starts with a bruised right bicep.

Nunez was hit by an 88-mph Doug Fister fastball on Friday in Detroit and initially feared he might have broken his arm. Nunez has resumed throwing, and though he had not yet swung a bat, he told manager Joe Girardi that he would be ready to play.

"He says he's ready, and if we feel comfortable, he'll play," Girardi said. "He got hit in the muscle. It's a muscular thing."

Nunez, who is filling in while Derek Jeter continues to work back from left ankle surgery, entered play on Monday batting .364 (4-for-11) in five games this season.

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

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