Yankees' Jayson Nix breaks hand on pitch, may miss rest of season

The Yankees will be without infielder Jayson Nix for perhaps the rest of the season. (USATSI)
The Yankees will be without infielder Jayson Nix for perhaps the rest of the season. (USATSI)

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In the second inning of Wednesday's Blue Jays-Yankees game, infielder Jayson Nix took an R.A. Dickey pitch off his hand and soon after was removed from the game. X-rays on Nix's left hand later revealed a fracture. As such, Nix will miss the next several weeks and quite possibly the remainder of the 2013 season. 

Courtesy of River Avenue Blues, here's the pitch that did it ... 

This season, the 30-year-old Nix is batting .236/.305/.311 with 13 stolen bases in 14 attempts. He's also seen duty at three different infield positions: short, second and third. 

With Derek Jeter just having begun a minor-league rehab assignment, the loss of Nix is certainly a blow to the Yankees' infield depth.

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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