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Monday, April 30, 2012
Nick Swisher expected to miss week

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is expected to miss a week because of a strained left hamstring.

New York manager Joe Girardi gave the update on Swisher before Monday night's game against Baltimore. Girardi said the team hoped Swisher would be ready to play a week from Tuesday at home against Tampa Bay, and did not need to put him on the disabled list.

Swisher says he felt a "little pinch" in his hamstring when he took his first swing Sunday against Detroit. He was pulled in the third inning for a pinch runner.

Swisher says an MRI exam did not show any extensive damage. He says he had a similar injury in 2007 that sidelined him for nine or 10 days. He is hitting .284 with six home runs and 23 RBIs.