O'Neill was injured in the final weekend of the regular season when he ran into the stands in Tampa Bay. He was 2-for-8 with two runs in the first two games of this series, both New York victories.
"He wanted to play tonight and I said, `If it was Game 5, you may be able to convince me of that,"' Torre said. "I think it's sort of a nagging thing that bothers him, and I feel a lot better if he didn't play because of our situation right now."
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