WASHINGTON (AP) - Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher was held out of the lineup against the Washington Nationals a day after leaving the game with a bruised quad.
New York manager Joe Girardi said Swisher was unavailable to pinch-hit Sunday and is day-to-day. Swisher hopes to return Monday against Atlanta.
``It feels like the worst charley horse ever,'' Swisher said.
Swisher walked into the clubhouse Sunday morning with a slight limp and carrying crutches under his arm. He said he needed the crutches to leave the clubhouse after getting hurt during a play at the plate Saturday.
``It feels way better today than yesterday,'' Swisher said before Sunday's game. ``It's just tight. It feels all knotted up.''
Swisher is hitting .262 with 10 homers and a team-leading 40 RBIs.