Chris Stewart expected to miss some time with foot contusion

Chris Stewart of the Yankees warms up before Chris Stewart of the Yankees warms up before playing against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Aug. 28, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Yankees catcher Chris Stewart will miss at least a few days because of a contusion on his left foot that he suffered when he was hit by a pitch Sunday.

Stewart stayed in the game after he was hit in the third inning and snapped an 0-for-23 stretch with a single in the fifth, but he was in discomfort, felt it was affecting his play and removed an inning later.

X-rays showed no broken bones, Stewart said, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he expects not to have Stewart for a couple of days.

 

Huff again?

Girardi said lefthander David Huff remains in line to pitch Thursday in Baltimore when his rotation spot comes up.

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"We haven't made any changes," Girardi said Sunday, regarding his rotation.

Huff, making his first start in place of the struggling Phil Hughes on Saturday, did not fare any better, charged with nine runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox.

Entering Saturday's start, Huff had allowed only one run in 15 innings in relief since he was called up from Triple-A in mid-August.

Hughes figures to be the Yankees' only other option to make Thursday's start, at least among pitchers currently on their roster, but he didn't help his cause when he gave up four runs and recorded only one out in a relief appearance Friday.

 

Trainer's room

Relievers David Robertson (shoulder inflammation) and lefthander Boone Logan (elbow inflammation) are still at least a few days from returning.

The rehabs for both pitchers are expected to call for a game of catch, then see how their injuries feel the day after and, finally, a bullpen session off a mound.

Girardi said both relievers remained idle Sunday and hopes to have at least one of them back before the end of the four-game series in Baltimore.

"I think they feel better," Girardi said, "but we're not to the point where we're going to play catch yet."

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