On Wednesday night during the New York Yankees 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, the injury bug bit the team again, as Jayson Nix got plunked on the left hand by an R.A. Dickey fastball in the bottom of the second inning.
Nix originally tried to continue, as he took first base, but his hand really started to hurt and had to be taken out of the game and was replaced by Mark Reynolds, who finished playing the game at third base.
After Nix left, an x-ray had revealed that he suffered a fractured hand as a result and his return to the team is now unknown, although it is speculated that Nix could miss the rest of the season due to the injury.
With Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez missing time during the year, Nix has had to step up and play a lot for the Yankees at shortstop and third base; playing in 86 games. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters after Wednesday night's win just how valuable Nix has been to the team.
"I always talk about Nix; he's a guy that just does things right," Girardi said. "Maybe it's not always gonna show up in the box score, all the things that he contributes. But he's a guy that just makes good decisions and does things right."
The injury comes the day after where Nix hit the game-tying home run and game-winning hit against the Blue Jays the night before in a 3-2 win and had been contributing to the team both in the field and at the plate.
Nix had been hitting .236 with three home runs and 24 RBI for the Yankees in the 2013 season before the injury.
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