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Yanks' Swisher out, elbow hurting

Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:20 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Andruw Jones was an unexpected sub in right field for Nick Swisher, out with a sore elbow, as the Yankees opened a series here against the Angels on Friday night.

Swisher said he felt a sharp pain in his left elbow while making a throw in Baltimore on Wednesday and planned to see a doctor.

"He threw a wet ball and said he felt something," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Friday's game. "My guess is he'll be back in a day or two."

Swisher is batting .262 with 22 homers and 80 RBIs and has joined the White Sox's Paul Konerko and the Red Sox's David Ortiz as the only players in the AL to hit at least 20 homers in each of the past seven seasons. Since June 14, he's batting .294 with 17 homers and 53 RBI in 75 games.

Girardi says at this point he's not concerned.

"If the doctor says something else, then I might be," Girardi said.

Swisher is not expected back in the lineup until he sees the doctor.

Meantime, catcher Francisco Cervelli was scratched from the lineup after feeling dizzy. He was involved in a collision with Baltimore's Nick Markakis on Thursday.

Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:36 am

Yanks' Swisher out, elbow hurting

When this guy was with the White Sox, he always blamed someone or something that caused him to play poorly. Being traded to the Yanks showed what this guy can do.

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