Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has some fun with infielder Eduardo...

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has some fun with infielder Eduardo Nunez while they work on their fielding skills at spring training in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2012) Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Eduardo Nuñez, considered a near-lock for the 25-man roster as a reserve infielder, left yesterday’s game in the fifth inning after getting hit on the right hand by a pitch from the Phillies’ Austin Hyatt. Nuñez, diagnosed with a contusion, had precautionary X-rays, which came back negative, and is expected to be out at least a couple of days.

“I hope it’s not too many days,” Nuñez said.

“When it’s the hand, you’re always a little bit nervous about that,” Girardi said. “We’ll see what happens.” 

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