Nix has been out with the hamstring strain. He provides the Yankees with insurance in the event that Derek Jeter suffers another injury.
Nix is hitting .236 with two home runs and 20 RBIs in 73 games this season.
Also on the injury front, Girardi nodded his head yes when asked if it was a possibility that center fielder Curtis Granderson could return Friday in San Diego. Granderson is currently rehabbing a broken pinkie.
"We are pleased with the progress that he's making, so I don't think that you'll see Granderson in L.A., obviously, but we'll see after that," Girardi said.