Swisher could miss a week with hamstring strain

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he is hoping Nick Swisher will be available to return to the lineup on Tuesday, May 8 from a left hamstring strain. Swisher doesn’t think it’s going to take that long, though — he’s shooting for Thursday against the Royals in Kansas City.

“We all decided to be smart, take a couple of days off and get this thing 100 percent healed up,” Swisher said. “I’m that type of guy that I like to take pride in being on the field every day. When you get banged up like this it’s kind of frustrating.”

Swisher is usually the optimist in these situations, though, so it seems a safer and more conservative bet that Girardi’s time frame is likely. The Yankees aren’t putting Swisher on the DL, though, because they believe Brett Gardner will be activated from the DL on Thursday at Kansas City.

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Yankee fans. I haven’t been able to comment on the Tiger series because my computer was down. Up and running again. You’ve had a break from my comments. Last blog here so far. Don’t know if this is where we are supposed to comment on tonight’s game. Yankees a so so season so far. the Orioles will probably fade as the season progresses, at least I hope so. They seem to be a much better team than last year’s. Facing a tough pitcher tonight. I hope Kuroda is up for the challenge. Team will miss Swisher for a few games. Let’s get it on!

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