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New York Yankees Will Activate Eduardo Nunez Off 60-Day DL, Will Start Saturday Vs Orioles

July 6th, 2013 at 11:10 AM
By Doug Rush

The New York Yankees will get some much needed help off the disabled list as Eduardo Nunez will be activated off the disabled list on Saturday and is in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles.

'Eduardo Nunez' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Nunez was originally placed on the 15-day DL back in May 6 with a left ribcage strain, which forced the Yankees to go with guys like Jayson Nix, Reid Brignac and the recently signed Luis Cruz as shortstop (Nix is on the DL and Brignac was DFA'ed.)

In 27 games for the Yankees, Nunez was hitting just .200 with no home runs and four RBI before landing on the DL for the next two months, but after a couple of rehab stints in Class-A Charleston and Class-AA Trenton, Nunez is ready to play again for the Yankees.

Nunez will play shortstop in the field and bat eighth in the lineup for the Yankees. Cruz shifts over to play third base.

In his last rehab outing for Class-AA Trenton on Friday night, Nunez looked like he was ready to rejoin the Bombers at the major league level, as he went 3-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and an RBI.

In order to make room for Nunez, starter David Phelps was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a forearm strain.

Tags: Baseball, Eduardo Nunez, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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