Swisher out of Yanks lineup with sore heel

Published Jul. 23, 2010 8:03 p.m. ET

Right fielder Nick Swisher was a late scratch from the New York Yankees' lineup because he woke up with a sore left Achilles' heel.

Swisher was initially set to bat second Friday, but when he arrived at Yankee Stadium before the game against the Kansas City Royals he told the teem his heel was hurting. He says he couldn't figure out when he hurt it.

Swisher says he is available to pinch hit.

Colin Curtis will take his spot in right field and bat ninth. Brett Gardener was moved from the No. 9 hole and will bat leadoff. Derek Jeter moved from first to second in the order.