Swisher Scratched For Tonight’s Yankees Game

TORONTO (AP) – New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher was

scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday with a sore left knee.

Swisher fouled a pitch off his knee in the seventh inning of

Tuesday's 11-5 win, collapsing to the ground in pain. He took two

more pitches before manager Joe Girardi replaced him with Brett

Gardner.

Swisher, who is batting .291 with 22 homers and 70 RBIs, took

batting practice before Wednesday's game but was still sore. Curtis

Granderson moved up from eighth to hit second and Gardner batted

eighth. Gardner started in left field, with Austin Kearns moving to

right.

Also Wednesday, Girardi said designated hitter Nick Johnson

needs another surgery on his injured right wrist. No schedule for

the procedure has been announced.

 

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