MINNEAPOLIS - After watching Jayson Nix leg out a double in Monday night's victory over the Twins, Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't think the infielder was moving quite right.
Nix, upon being asked, informed Girardi he had tweaked his right hamstring and Girardi gave him Tuesday off, with Wednesday being a possible day off, as well.
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Girardi said no tests were scheduled, but with Nix unavailable, his bench will be a little short. Tuesday night, his bench options were Austin Romine and Vernon Wells. "It's not what you want," Girardi said. "Tests your depth even more."
The Twins took the lead for most creative gift for Mariano Rivera by an opposing team. Before Tuesday night's game the 43-year-old closer was given a rocking chair made out of broken bats, some of them previously used by batters against Rivera. "That was great," Rivera said after a two-pitch ninth gave him his 27th save in 28 chances.
Mark Teixeira disclosed via Twitter that he had surgery on his right wrist Monday. "Successful surgery yesterday, doc said it couldn't have gone better," he tweeted. The Yankees said surgery was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center by Dr. Keith Raskin.