Nick Swisher hasn’t been playing in spring training since the middle of last week because of a sore hamstring. He said at the time that they were just being cautious and that he would have played had it been the regular season, but the Yankees were worried enough to send him for an MRI over the weekend, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
“I think they’re just being cautious,” Girardi told Hoch. “He did all his running and did all his hitting. I’m not sure; I guess he felt that it moved a little bit. This could just be soreness and they’re ruling everything out, but he said he felt good today.”
The MRI came back negative and Swisher is expected to play on Tuesday as planned. Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger. A hitter’s legs are very important to them, especially power guys like Swisher, it’s typically better to err on the side of caution with these things.