Eduardo Nunez, the Yankees’ second baseman, was taken out by a sniper Tuesday night in Toronto. Nunez, harmlessly jogging toward the outfield after a ball he had no shot at, fell awkwardly. According to Yankee manager Joe Girardi, Nunez is fine.
“He just kind of tweaked his knee,” Girardi said. “That all checked out fine. The doctor checked him out and he’s fine.”
Nunez entered the game in the second inning after Robinson Cano suffered a bruise on his left hand when he was hit by a J.A. Happ pitch. The Yankees, who are 7.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East, will need Cano if they are going to make a run at the Wild Card. Cano leads the team in batting average (.305), home runs (24), RBIs (85), runs (69), and OPS (.891).