"I feel better, I'm just not ready to play," Nunez said. And, Girardi had hoped Nunez would be ready Saturday because he was told by the trainers on Friday that Nunez was “better.” Nunez has been trying to deal with soreness on his left side for a while, and even hit in the batting cage when the team arrive in Kansas City. "I feel better every day," said Nunez, who was hitting .200 in 27 games primarily in place of injured shortstop Derek Jeter. But he didn't progress to the point where he could play, instead becoming the 12th player to land on the Yankees' DL this season. "Instead of trying to test it every day to see where he's at, we're just going to give him about three days, get him swinging early next week or in the middle some time if he feels like he's ready, and then maybe get him out in some rehab games," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Manager Joe Girardi said he spoke to General Manager Brian Cashman on Saturday and a decision will most likely be made before Monday’s doubleheader in Cleveland.