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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Nix could be back; Andruw in jeopardy?

By Andrew Marchand

Joe Girardi said Jayson Nix is healthy enough to be on the 25-man roster. Girardi knows what the roster will be, but refused to reveal it when he met with the media.

"We don't have to turn it in until 10 a.m. [Sunday,]" Girardi said.

After Nix was diagnosed with a hip flexor, the Yankees originally thought Nix wold be out for 10 days to two weeks. Now, he could be ready to go on Sunday. Nix said on Friday, he felt healthy.

If Nix can go, Andruw Jones may not make the postseason roster. The struggling Jones has seemingly been passed by Eduardo Nunez as the Yankees' right-handed DH option. If Nunez were to DH, then the Yankees' wouldn't have a reserve middle infielder without losing their DH. Plus, Nix is more sure-handed than Nunez.

The other questions Giradi will answer with his roster is if he will take Derek Lowe over Cody Eppley.

Here is an updated projected roster:

Position Players
1. Mark Teixeira, 1B
2. Robinson Cano, 2B
3. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
4. Derek Jeter, SS
5. Russell Martin, C
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
9. Raul Ibanez, DH/OF
10. Chris Stewart, C
11. Eric Chavez, INF/DH
12. Eduardo Nunez, INF
13. Brett Gardner, OF
14. Jayson Nix, INF/OF

Pitchers
15. CC Sabathia, P
16. Andy Pettitte, P
17. Hiroki Kuroda, P
18. Phil Hughes, P
19. Rafael Soriano, P
20. David Robertson, P
21. Joba Chamberlain, P
22. Boone Logan, P
23. David Phelps, P
24. Clay Rapada, P
25. Derek Lowe, P
QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK?