Nunez's MRI clean

The Yankees announced an MRI on Eduardo Nunez's right knee was negative. The team said he was day to day.

Eduardo Nunez

Eduardo Nunez

#26 SS
New York Yankees

2013 STATS

  • GM69
  • HR1

  • RBI20

  • R27

  • OBP.303

  • AVG.248

Yankees GM Brian Cashman wasn't immediately available for comment, but it appears the Yankees will just ride out their short bench until the roster expands on Sunday. If Nunez and Robinson Cano (bruised left hand) are unavailable to play Friday, the Yankees could have Mark Reynolds back at second as they start their ultra-important 10-game homestand with CC Sabathia opposing the Orioles' Miguel Gonzalez.

Nunez was the center of attention in Toronto when he reacted as if he had been shot on Tuesday, falling to the turf in exaggerated fashion only to remain in the game. On Wednesday, after his teammates made fun of him, Joe Girardi decided Nunez was not well enough to play.

With Jayson Nix out, the Yankees will likely call up David Adams on Sunday as one backup infielder.