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Eduardo Nunez and Jayson Nix have split most of the time at shortstop this season, with Robinson Cano shifting over for one inning. Nix has two errors and Nunez none.

Last year, Nunez had fielding foibles when the Yankees shifted him among shortstop, third base and the outfield.

“I hope that he comes back well, healthy,” Nunez said, adding that he would be comfortable playing the whole season. “Of course. I’ve been looking forward all my life.”

Cashman said the Yankees do not anticipate making a trade for another shortstop. Manager Joe Girardi was pleased with Nunez’s play as Jeter’s primary replacement. Nunez began the night with a .240 batting average and two RBIs.

“I know he had his issues last year, but I think he’s played a good shortstop for us. I think he’s swung the bat OK for us,” Girardi said.