Swisher out against Nats after bruising quad

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


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


Swisher is hitting .262 with 10 homers and a team-leading 40