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Swisher Pulled Sunday With Tight Hamstring

Swisher Will Have Precautionary MRI
Nick Swisher (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Nick Swisher (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Nick Swisher has left the New York Yankees game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday after walking in the third inning because of a tight left hamstring and will have a precautionary MRI.

Swisher struck out in the first inning Sunday and caught Austin Jackson’s line drive hit directly at him in right field to end the top of the third.

Max Scherzer then walked him with one out in the bottom half. After seeing two pitches to the next batter, Raul Ibanez, and a throw over to first base, Swisher came out of the game. Andruw Jones pinch ran.

Swisher has been one of the hottest hitters in the American League to begin the season.  Through 2o games, Swisher is batting .288 with 6 home runs.

Entering Sunday’s game, Swisher was second in the AL with 23 RBIs. He had a league-leading 15 extra-base hits.

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