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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Nady out, Swisher in (for sure)

From Peter Abraham: Nady left Tuesday's game with a sharp pain in his elbow. Obviously, sharp pains in the elbow that lead to surgery and long stretches on the Pavano.*

* In YankeeLand, "Pavano" = Disabled List.

Meanwhile, there's this other item from Abraham:

It was patently obvious before the season that Swisher should play regularly for the Yankees, with Nady assuming a supporting role. Rather than the other way around, as Joe Girardi said he preferred. Now, we had to figure that both Swisher would eventually take his rightful place because that's how these things usually happen. But rarely so quickly and dramatically!

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.