CHICAGO -- New York Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts said X-rays on his bruised right knee were negative. He plans on being available for Saturday's game after fouling a pitch directly off his kneecap.
"Everything is fine," Roberts said following the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the White Sox.
After fouling the ball off the knee in the fourth inning, Roberts remained in the game until being taken out for defense in the ninth.
"I just said, 'I don't want to be a detriment,' " Roberts said of what he told manager Joe Girardi. "If you think someone can move around better, then feel free. I told him I could finish."
"Aparicio, everyone knows how great he is," Jeter said of the shortstop who played the majority of his career with the White Sox. "I guess it is ironic that we are here. It is hard to believe when you think about the history of the game. There is only one guy who has played more games. It is something I'm proud of. I take pride in doing my job and being available to play every day. You have your name in the company with someone like him, it is pretty special."
Johnson will play first again: Even after his struggles on defense at first, Girardi said he will play Kelly Johnson there again.
"He is a guy who can handle that position, I believe," Girardi said. "Tonight, he had a tough night. They weren't the easiest plays in the world. One was scoop, the other one was a low throw into the runner a little bit. He can handle it."