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Nunez may be available to pinch-run for Yankees

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NEW YORK -- Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez is not likely to be available for anything more than pinch-running duties until Tuesday, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Nunez suffered a bruised right wrist after being hit by a Miguel Gonzalez changeup in the second inning of New York's 5-2 victory over the Orioles on Friday.

"He is not available, probably, for me today," Girardi said on Saturday. "I could pinch-run him maybe in a pinch. We're probably looking at more like Tuesday. We'll see."

X-rays taken on Nunez's wrist were negative, but he was unable to take the field for his position in the top of the third inning on Friday. Nunez was also sidelined for two starts last week after he was struck on the right biceps by an 88-mph Doug Fister fastball.

With Nunez on the bench, Jayson Nix is expected to continue starting at shortstop for the Yankees.

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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