Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees made it official on Sunday
and replaced injured shortstop Derek Jeter with infielder Eduardo Nunez on
their ALCS roster.
Jeter suffered a broken left ankle during the 12th inning of Saturday's series
opener against Detroit and will not play again this postseason. Nunez, who was
part of New York's ALDS roster, had been deactivated prior to the start of the
ALCS to add an extra pitcher.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Jeter will undergo more tests
before a decision on treatment is made.
Jayson Nix will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the Yankees in Game 2 on
Sunday. New York dropped a 6-4 decision in the opener of the best-of-seven
Alex Rodriguez is also still in the Yankees' lineup, despite his continuing
struggles. He was benched for Game 5 of the ALDS against Baltimore after being
lifted for a pinch-hitter in the two previous games, then was again replaced
by a pinch-hitter on Saturday night after an 0-for-3 performance that included
a strikeout with runners on second and third and no outs in the sixth inning.
Rodriguez is batting sixth in a lineup that now features Ichiro Suzuki at the
top in Jeter's customary leadoff spot. A struggling Robinson Cano is hitting
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