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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Updates on Nunez, Pettitte

By Kieran Darcy

Eduardo Nunez is not in the Yankees' lineup on Saturday, and may miss the rest of the series with the Orioles.

"He is not available for me probably today," manager Joe Girardi said. "I could pinch-run him maybe, in a pinch. We’re probably looking at more like Tuesday. We’ll see."

Nunez took a pitch off his right wrist in Friday night's win, and had to leave the game. X-rays were negative, and the Yankees termed the injury a contusion. Jayson Nix is playing shorstop on Saturday in Nunez's place.

The Yankees wrap up this three-game series with the Orioles on Sunday, and are off Monday.

PETTITTE: The date for Andy Pettitte's next start is still up in the air. He was supposed to pitch Sunday, but has been pushed back at least a couple days because of back spasms.

"We’ll continue to progress, and decide which day is best for him to start," Girardi said.

Pettitte could start Tuesday or Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, or he could be pushed back further, but Girardi did not sound particularly concerned. "I’m gonna look at him today and see how he is today, and if we have to change it, we’ll change it."