clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Xavier Nady Has Major Setback

It appears the New York Yankees may have just joined the slew of teams currently interested in acquiring another outfielder.

Last night while playing for Triple-A Scranton, Yankee outfielder Xavier Nady removed himself from the gain after experiencing pain in his injured right elbow.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman had this to say, "It's the thing you're trying to avoid," Cashman said. "It could be the worst-case scenario, but I haven't talked to X yet. We'll wait and see (Friday), but obviously it's not a good sign."

The Yankees were expecting Nady to return to the team within the next two weeks.

Nady's absence had led to substantial playing time for outfielder Nick Swisher who is batting .238 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs.

According to Pinstripe Alley, this injury should certainly mean more playing time for Swisher, and the Yankees delayed decision on what to do with outfielders Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner.

The Yankees who defeated the Braves last night 11-7 are 40-32 on the year, and are currently four games behind the Boston Red Sox.