by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez (rib cage) took batting practice Wednesday, the Journal News reports. Before Wednesday, Nunez had been limited to tee and toss work.
Nunez, who has been out since early May, is likely at least a week from activation.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a ribcage injury, is expected to swing a bat later in the week, according to The Journal News. If all goes well, then Nunez could head out for a short rehab assignment.
The Yankees are hopeful Nunez won't miss more than 15 days. He's already been sidelined seven days.
Eduardo Nunez lands on 15-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) The Yankees placed shortstop Eduardo Nunez (rib) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Nunez has not played since May 5 because of a ribcage injury.
Nunez is batting .200 on the season, but he's was improving prior to his injury, batting .280 (7 for 25) in his last eight games.
DL stint possible for Eduardo Nunez
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez's chances of landing on the disabled list increased Saturday as he missed his fifth consecutive game due to a ribcage injury. Nunez was unable to take batting practice as originally planned after experiencing "a little something" in his ribcage.
"I thought he’d be ready, but he’s not ready, so we'll have to make an evaluation," manager Joe Girardi told ESPN.com on Saturday. "We're going into a doubleheader on Monday and we're going to need some extra infielders. We're going to need another player if he can't go, so we'll see."
Eduardo Nunez still out of lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) The Yankees made it a fifth straight game with infielder Eduardo Nunez on the bench Saturday at Kansas City. Nunez has a lingering ribcage injury and has not played since last Sunday.
Nunez has been making progress, but he is not yet ready to return. He hopes to return Sunday.
Eduardo Nunez parked on the bench
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez missed his fourth-consecutive game Friday at Kansas City with a lingering ribcage injury. He has not played since Sunday and continues to be replaced in the lineup by Jayson Nix at short.
Nunez was able to hit in a batting cage before the game without any reported issue and is hoping to take batting practice on the field Saturday, the New York Post reports.
Eduardo Nunez not ready to return Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez missed a third straight start Thursday at Colorado because of rib cage tightness. Jayson Nix again started in his absence.
"He feels better all around," Girardi said, per The Star-Ledger. "He’s able to do some more exercises. But you’re really not going to know, I think, until he swings a bat."
Eduardo Nunez still not ready to play
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez (rib cage tightness) remained out of the lineup on Wednesday in Colorado. Nunez said Tuesday that he'd need to experience an improvement in the way he feels before he can return to action.
Nunez said he was feeling a little better as of Tuesday. He underwent an MRI, which came back negative. Nunez is loosely considered day to day.
Eduardo Nunez sitting for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez, who left Sunday's game with tightness in his left rib cage, did not return to the starting lineup Tuesday in Colorado. New York gave Jayson Nix the start at shortstop.
Nunez will not participate in any baseball-related activities Tuesday, but does feel better. He said he needs to experience an improvement before he can return to play Wednesday, however. He is loosely considered day to day.
Nunez, who underwent an MRI that came back negative, has gone 2 for 11 (.182) thus far in May and is batting .200 overall on the year through 80 at-bats.
Eduardo Nunez headed for MRI
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was removed from Sunday's game against the Athletics to start the top of the fifth inning, Newsday reports. Nunez left the game with tightness in his left rib cage and will undergo an MRI.
He was replaced at short by Jayson Nix, who was replaced at third by Chris Nelson. No immediate reason was given for Nunez's departure and he did not appear to get injured in the game. In fact, he was seen shaking his head in disappointment following a conversation with manager Joe Girardi prior to leaving the game.
Nunez was 0 for 1 with a strikeout in the game before leaving and is batting .200 on the year over 80 at-bats with four RBI.
Eduardo Nunez's April focus was on defense
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez had a disappointing April at the plate, batting .203 with a .296 on-base percentage. However, the Yankees don't appear overly upset because the focus for Nunez in April was to improve on defense.
"If there’s any importance to this month for him, it’s not hitting. It’s about defense," Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long said, per the New York Post. "So honestly, the fact that he’s not hitting is a non-factor to me. I’m not concerned about it. I’m not worried about it. My main concern, I think everybody in this organization’s concern, was that he played solid defense."
Nunez had a season-high three hits Tuesday against the Astros and the Yankees are confident in Nunez's offensive abilities.
"Offensively, we really believe that this kid is going to hit," manager Joe Girardi said. "We believe he can hit. So if we get him going, with the speed that he has, it creates problems for the defense, the pitchers. It would help us a lot."
Eduardo Nunez picks up three hits
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez had a three-hit night Tuesday in a 7-4 win over the Astros. Nunez doubled twice.
Nunez went 3 for 4 and scored a run and is hitting .203 after getting hits in back-to-back games.
Eduardo Nunez prepares for more work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez knew he would enter the season as the team's starter with Derek Jeter sidelined because of a lingering ankle injury. He probably didn't realize his presence in the starting lineup would last several months.
But Nunez is poised for additional playing time at short following the team's announcement Thursday that Jeter will be out until after the All-Star break. The 25-year-old is hitting just .233 on the season but has displayed improved defense and made only his first error Thursday against Arizona.
"If [manager] Joe [Girardi] tells me that's going to be my position for awhile that's good for me I can say that, but I feel bad for Derek and the team we lost the captain," Nunez told the New York Post. "We have a good relationship. I thank him for everything, how to play, how to act outside the field too. I'll never be Derek Jeter. He's the only one who can do what he [does]. I'll try to do my best; give everything I have."
Eduardo Nunez nets a sacrifice fly
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez saw his first action Tuesday against Arizona since being hit on the hand a few games back. Nunez returned to the lineup, batting seventh in a 4-2 Yankees win.
He finished the game 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly RBI coming in the seventh inning to give New York a two-run cushion. The RBI was his second of the year. Nunez is batting .261.
Eduardo Nunez rejoins Yankees lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez (hand) returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's interleague matchup against Arizona. Nunez had not played since being pulled during the second inning Friday against Baltimore after being hit by a pitch.
Eduardo Nunez eyeing Tuesday return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez remained out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles as he continued to deal with a wrist injury.
The 25-year-old has not played since getting hit by a pitch on his right wrist Friday.
Eduardo Nunez could miss rest of series
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez could miss the rest of the series with the Baltimore Orioles, ESPN reports Saturday.
"He is not available for me probably today," manager Joe Girardi said. "I could pinch-run him maybe, in a pinch. We’re probably looking at more like Tuesday. We’ll see."
Nunez took a pitch off his right wrist Friday, but X-rays were negative.
Eduardo Nunez sitting for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez couldn't start Saturday against the Orioles after X-rays found he has a right wrist contusion, but no broken bones. The Yankees started Jayson Nix at shorstop.
Nunez, who is day-to-day, was hit in the wrist in Friday's win. He's batting .250 but has just one base hit since going 2 for 3 on April 4.
Eduardo Nunez diagnosed with wrist contusion
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez, who exited Friday's game, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion. He is listed as day to day with the injury, according to the New York Daily News.
Eduardo Nunez exits game after HBP
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was forced out of Friday's series opener against the Orioles with a wrist injury.
Nunez was struck on the right wrist by a pitch in the bottom of the second inning. He was replaced by Jayson Nix.
Nunez missed two starts with a bruised right bicep last week after being hit by a pitch and has gone 1 for 9 with an RBI and a run scored in his first two games back prior to Friday's departure.
Eduardo Nunez returns with RBI
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was back in the lineup Monday in Cleveland after ,issing two games with a biceps injury.
Nunez, who batted seventh in the 11-6 win, went 0 for 4 but had a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning for his first RBI of the year. He's batting .267.
Eduardo Nunez returns from biceps injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez returned to the starting lineup Monday at Cleveland after missing two straight starts because of a bruised right biceps. Nunez did appear as a pinch runner Sunday.
Nunez, who continues to start at shortstop for the injured Derek Jeter (ankle), is batting .364 (4 for 11) with one double, one stolen base and two runs in five games.
Eduardo Nunez scores as pinch runner
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez, who is day-to-day with a bruised right biceps, made an appearance Sunday in Detroit despite manager Joe Girardi saying he wasn't available.
Nunez pinch-ran for Travis Hafner in the eighth inning and ended up scoring for the Yankees. He would have remained in the game at the designated hitter spot, but Girardi pinch-hit for him in his next turn, instead going with Brennan Boesch.
Nunez hopes to return Monday in Cleveland.
Eduardo Nunez misses second game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez missed another start Sunday against the Tigers from Detroit. Nunez sat out for the second straight game after leaving Friday in the fourth inning after getting hit by a pitch.
Jayson Nix has replaced Nunez at shortstop for the Yankees. Nunez is considered day to day with a bruised right biceps, reports ESPN. He was hit by a fastball from Tigers pitcher Doug Fister.
"I was afraid it was broken," Nunez said. "I felt much better when I hear the X-ray was negative, just a bruise, you know? We'll see how my arm recovers."
Manager Joe Girardi said he hopes Nunez is only out a couple days. "I don't know what we'll do," Girardi said. "My hope is it's only a couple days. We'll have to just evaluate it day by day."
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez could not start Saturday in Detroit after leaving Friday's game in the fourth inning following a hit by pitch.
Nunez, considered day to day, left Friday's game at Detroit after being plunked in the chest area by a fastball from pitcher Doug Fister.
Eduardo Nunez unlikely to play Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the New York Daily News that Eduardo Nunez is unlikely to play Saturday against the Tigers. Nunez left Friday's game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch.
X-rays came back negative and he is listed as day-to-day.
Eduardo Nunez dodges serious injury
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez is listed as day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right bicep, the team announced. Precautionary X-rays were negative. Nunez left Friday's game at Detroit after being plunked in the chest area by a fastball from Tigers pitcher Doug Fister.
"You can’t lose everybody," manager Joe Girardi said. "I don’t think we’ve lost Nuney for a (long time). He’s got a bruise. We'll get him back, I think, fairly quickly. We're fortunate it wasn’t more than that. We can't have too many guys go down, that’s for sure."
Eduardo Nunez forced to leave after HBP
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was removed in the fourth inning of Friday's game at Detroit with a chest injury, the team announced. Nunez was drilled by a rising fastball from Tigers pitcher Doug Fister in the right pectoral area and appeared to be in excruciating pain as he staggered off the field and into the dugout.
He finished 0 for 1 before being replaced by Jayson Nix in lineup. The Yankees already are lacking starting shortstop Derek Jeter because of an ankle injury.
Eduardo Nunez batting second to break up lefties
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez slid into the starting lineup at shortstop on opening day against the Red Sox in place of the injured Derek Jeter, who is on the 15-day disabled list. Manager Joe Girardi also decided to hit Nunez second against left-hander Jon Lester because he wanted to break up left-handed hitters Brett Gardner, who was leading off, and Robinson Cano, who was batting third.
Girardi added he planned to hit Ichiro Suzuki, who was batting seventh Monday, second on the days the team faces a right-handed starter. Coming into Monday, Nunez has hit .353 (6 for 17) with one homer and two RBI in 12 career games batting second.
Yankees looking to Eduardo Nunez at shortstop
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) With Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter more than likely beginning the season on the disabled list, reporters asked general manager Brian Cashman whether or not the Yankees will look outside the organization for help, the New York Daily News reports.
Cashman said the team isn't actively shopping for another shortstop. "I can go with Eduardo Nunez," said the GM. Nunez, who tripled early in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays, has displayed shoddy defense over the course of his career to this point.
He entered Sunday hitting .260 this spring with three RBI and four stolen bases. Nunez hit ..292 last year over 89 at-bats for the Yankees with 11 steals.
Nunez has to earn spot
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/19/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi reiterated Tuesday infielder Eduardo Nunez has to earn his way onto the roster this spring. Thats the bottom line. He has to earn it," Girardi said, per the New York Daily News. "Weve got to toy with some different options, but we liked what he did at the end of last year. We know he provides a lot of excitement. Our plans are probably to keep him at short for the most part, we did talk about that, but he does have to earn it. Its just consistency in your play; offensively, defensively, on the bases. Its just consistency. The tools are there.
Nunez to be utility player, at best?
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/10/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday that the team sees Eduardo Nunez as a utility player -- at best -- for 2013. Nunez was previously believed to be in the mix for at-bats as the team's designated hitter, but Cashman smacked that down with force, even suggesting Nunez might not make the major league roster. "If he makes our club, it will be at a utility role, Cashman said. He could be a starting shortstop at Triple-A. He could be helping us on the big-league level. It remains to be seen how our team shakes out and how he looks in the spring.