Nick Swisher likely out until Friday

Updated: July 22, 2012, 10:40 PM ET
By Jeff Fletcher | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher, sidelined with a mild strain of his left hip flexor, likely won't play until Friday.

The initial plan was to have Swisher possibly play in New York's three-game series against the Seattle Mariners, which starts Monday. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi seems to have ruled that out.

"(Swisher) said he wasn't as stiff today as he was yesterday," Girardi said before Sunday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics. ...

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