Eduardo Nunez leaves game after being hit by pitch

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Eduardo Nunez, who’s filling in for the injured Derek Jeter as the Yankees’ shortstop, just left today’s game after being hit on the right shoulder/chest by a Doug Fister pitch.

Nunez was on the ground in what appeared to be tremendous pain for several minutes before being helped off the field. Jayson Nix replaced him, but with Jeter unlikely to return this month the Yankees may be in search of middle infield help.

UPDATE: X-rays were negative and the initial diagnosis is a bruised right bicep.