Nady out, Swisher in (for sure)
- BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 12:55 p.m.: Nothing official yet, but the word is that Xavier Nady will need surgery and miss the season.
UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: We just spoke to Nady. He didn't want to say too much until he sees the team doctor in NYC tomorrow. But he indicated that the MRI showed a tear and surgery will be needed.
* In YankeeLand, "Pavano" = Disabled List.
Meanwhile, there's this other item from Abraham:
- SWISH AT THE DISH: Nick Swisher has hit in seven straight games this season at 11 of 24. He has 10 runs scored, 11 RBI and 9 extra-base hits. He has been on base in 15 of 28 plate appearances.
You night think Nady's injury is a good thing for the Yankees because now Swisher has to play. But it's not anything like a good thing. Swisher was going to play anyway. Now the Yankees have lost a pretty good player and some needed depth on an aging roster. And I suspect they'll eventually have to go out and find another decent right-handed hitter.