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Nunez turns up heat on shortstop debate

The Yankees youngster has been on fire, but what happens when The Captain returns?

Updated: July 2, 2011, 10:26 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- On the brink of DJ3K, suddenly an up-and-coming, athletic Steve Young has emerged to seize the throne of an aging Joe Montana.

In the past two days, 24-year-old Eduardo Nunez has put on a show, displaying a raw electric swing that may ignite a shortstop debate that could rival the Young-Montana saga of two decades ago.

In a 24-hour span, Nunez seemingly hit more balls hard than the 37-year-old Derek Jeter has all season. Nunez has gone 7-for-8 the past ...

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