by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday outfielder Curtis Granderson will get the pin removed from his hand June 20. Granderson has been limited to eight games this season because of multiple hand/wrist injuries and his latest setback has had him sidelined since late May.
Curtis Granderson possibly out until after All-Star break
Manager Joe Girardi said it was "hard to say" when Granderson would be back, but admitted Francisco Cervelli was ahead of Granderson. Cervelli's return date has yet to be determined, but he can't come off the 60-day disabled list until late June. If Granderson won't be ready until after Cervelli, that would put him into July, and potentially near, or after, the All-Star break. Granderson has been sidelined with a broken finger.
Granderson was hitting .250/.323/.393 in 28 at-bats prior to the injury.
Curtis Granderson throwing from 90 feet
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/10/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (hand) has moved his rehab to the team's spring complex in Tampa. He threw from 90 feet Monday.
Granderson suffered the injury last Friday when he was hit by a pitch. He is still expected to miss about four weeks.
Curtis Granderson's timetable unchanged
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/28/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (hand) visited a doctor Tuesday, the Journal News reports. Manager Joe Girardi was not aware of the exact diagnosis but said his timetable remains unchanged.
Granderson will need four weeks before he's able to resume baseball-related activity.
Curtis Granderson will see hand specialist Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/27/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured finger, is expected to see a hand specialist on Tuesday in New York in order to determine his recovery timetable. Granderson is expected to miss roughly four weeks, according to MLB.com.
Curtis Granderson placed on DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) As expected, the Yankees placed outfielder Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, after he fractured the pinky on his left hand Friday.
Granderson had played in just eight games after missing the first six weeks of the season due to a broken forearm. Brennan Boesch was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take his place on the roster.
Granderson was batting .250 with one home run prior to the injury. He is expected to be out four weeks.
Curtis Granderson to miss at least four weeks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters after Friday's game that outfielder Curtis Granderson will miss a minimum of four weeks with a fractured finger.
It's a tough break for Granderson, who missed the first six weeks of the season with a broken forearm. He was activated from the disabled list 10 days ago. The Yankees will likely have a regular starting outfield of Vernon Wells, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki for the foreseeable future.
Curtis Granderson fractures pinky finger
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) The Yankees announced Friday that outfielder Curtis Granderson has a fracture of the knuckle of the pinky finger of his left hand. He was hit by a pitch Friday against the Rays and came out of the game after scoring a run.
Granderson missed the first six weeks of the season after suffering a broken forearm on a pitch in spring training, returning to the team May 14. The Yankees did not immediately announce a timetable for his return, but it's likely he will be placed on the disabled list before Saturday's game.
Curtis Granderson exits game after being hit by pitch
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was removed from Friday's game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch. Trainers checked Granderson's hand after he came around to score in the inning. Ichiro Suzuki took Granderson's place in right field.
Granderson seems likely to get x-rays on the hand. He was 0 for 2 before exiting.
Yankees manager wants to settle on three outfielders
"At some point you will probably get to where you will try and put out the same lineup every day," Girardi said.
Girardi has a simple message for his outfielders.
"Just go out and play, that’s all you can do," Girardi said. "As we have seen there are so many things that can happen in this game that we might need to play all four of them."
Curtis Granderson working on 'feel' at the plate
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had his best performance of the season Wednesday at Baltimore, going 3 for 3 with a double and his first home run. It was his second three-hit game since being activated off the disabled list May 14.
Granderson was batting just .174 entering Wednesday's game.
"It’s just a matter of getting comfortable and getting timing right and getting in a rhythm and going from there," Granderson said, per The Journal News. "It’s one of those baseball things. You can’t really pinpoint it exactly. It’s just going to end up happening one day. Could be one swing. Could be one at-bat. Could be one day."
"It’s a result-oriented game, so you always want to see that stuff," Granderson said. "At the same time, the feel is the most important thing. Whenever you do get the feel, then you’re in a better situation to get the results that you want. That’s what I’m still working on right now, just getting that feel."
Curtis Granderson back in a big way
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had a feeling he'd start hitting soon. He was right.
With manager Joe Girardi starting him in the leadoff spot, Granderson immediately got things going with a single off Jason Hammel. He followed with his first extra-base hit of the year, a double.
Granderson then really started to sizzle with a solo homer off Hammel in the fifth inning. He walked in his last plate appearance. Granderson went 3 for 3 with a walk and a run scored with his first HR of the year and improved his average to .269.
Curtis Granderson has first extra-base hit
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had two hits in his first two at-bats Wednesday against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Granderson's second hit was his first extra-base hit of the season, a double, since returning from the disabled list.
Earlier Wednesday, Granderson and Joe Girardi discussed his struggles at the plate and said he was on the verge of getting hot. It appears they were correct.
Curtis Granderson 'ready to take off'?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) While Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is adjusting well to his role as a corner outfielder, his offense is still coming along slowly since his activation off the disabled list May 14. Granderson is batting .174 (4 for 23) with no extra-base hits or RBI in six games.
"The swing is getting there," Granderson said, per the New York Post. "No matter what, you’re going to run through tough at-bats. No matter what you do in extended spring training or in the minors, there’s nothing that can replicate what you find here. Physically, I’m ready."
"He’s starting to drive some balls," Girardi said. "I think he’s getting closer and about ready to take off."
Curtis Granderson starting in right field
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is making his first career start in right field Saturday at home against Toronto, the Journal News reports.
Granderson is batting sixth for the Yankees behind Lyle Overbay.
Granderson, who had no issue with the move to right field, has gone 4 for 11 thus far this season after returning from injury. He's yet to hit his first homer or drive in his first run.
Curtis Granderson fills up box score in loss
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson went 3 for 4 in Thursday's loss to Seattle.
Granderson scored a run and stole a base as well. He was at designated hitter for the first time in his three games, likely in an effort to keep him fresh coming off the wrist injury. Granderson started the other two games in left field. He is 4 for his first 11 (.364).
Get Curtis Granderson active
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) By his own admission, Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson expected to need 50 at bats in order to feel comfortable returning to the lineup. He racked up eight days of extended spring training time and five minor-league rehab games, so he might not have gotten quite to the 50 at-bat level before his activation.
Still, he obviously feels healthy enough to begin playing every day, and Fantasy owners should probably get him active. Even if it takes him a few more days to get his timing down, Granderson is good enough to run into a home run or two before he even feels comfortable.
You had the foresight to stash Granderson this long, and it is time to let him pay dividends.
Curtis Granderson scores run in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, starting in left field and batting fourth, returned to the lineup following his activation off the DL Tuesday in a win over the Mariners.
Coming back from a broken forearm that sidelined him for the first six weeks of the season, Granderson went 0 for 3 in the game with a walk and a run scored. He grounded into a double play as well.
Curtis Granderson returns for Yankees
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was activated from the disabled list for Tuesday's series opener against Seattle after recovering from a broken forearm that kept him on the shelf for the first six weeks of the season. He was slotted as the cleanup hitter against the Mariners and took over left field as Brett Gardner remained in center, as expected.
Granderson became the first New York regular to return from the DL as the team has also been without Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira since the season started.
Granderson tweeted: "Just finished 5 games with @swbrailriders now in the car on the way back to NY #RoadToRecovery."
Although he isn't officially activated, the Yankees said Monday there was a good chance he would be Tuesday and this is solid evidence of that.
Report: Curtis Granderson might come off DL Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, who has been sidelined all season with a forearm injury, will play another rehab game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Monday. However, a source told YES Network it's "possible" Granderson will be activated prior to Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
Curtis Granderson has to be 'ready to play'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said prior to Monday's doubleheader against the Indians he intends to have a conversation soon with injured outfielder Curtis Granderson, who is on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Granderson has been sidelined all season with a forearm injury.
"He has to feel like he's ready to play," Girardi said, per MLB.com. "You don't want a player coming up here and saying, 'I just don't feel good at the plate' or 'I just don't feel good. My legs don't feel good.' We don't want that."
Granderson has hit safely in all four of his rehab games, including a 3-for-5 performance Sunday. He's batting .412 (7 for 17) with one home run and three RBI.
"It’s probably worth it to have a call with him sometime (Monday) to see where he feels he’s at," Girardi said, per The Journal News. "That will give us a better idea."
Granderson is batting .333 (4 for 12) with one home run and three RBI through three rehab games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Curtis Granderson could return next week
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi hinted that outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday for the start of a six-game homestand, ESPN.com reports. Granderson served as the designated hitter in his third game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Saturday as he completes his rehab from a forearm injury he suffered in spring training.
He belted his first homer Friday night and played eight innings in left field for the first time. When he does return, Granderson is expected to occupy one of the corner outfield spots.
"He’s getting at-bats under his belt. I know he's feeling better but I don’t want to put a date on it," Girardi told ESPN.com on Saturday. "I know everyone wants a date but the date is for me when he says he's ready. He's a guy that has the opportunity to hit home runs and drive in runs as well. It would mean a lot."
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Throughout the early stages of outfielder Curtis Granderson's recovery from a forearm injury, the Yankees were adamant he would return as their center fielder because they didn't want to take him out of his comfort zone. That plan appears to have changed as Granderson played right field in the first game of his rehab assignment Thursday and was scheduled to play left Friday.
"We just changed our minds," general manager Brian Cashman told ESPN.com Friday. "Basically, I talked with [Joe] Girardi before and he said, 'We have to leave him there.' I said, 'OK.' Then [during the season] Girardi said, 'Hey, with [Brett Gardner] looking so good in center, we should look at making [Granderson] play left and right and see what that looks like.' I said, 'OK.' Simple. We are just trying to see what type of flexibility we have."
Curtis Granderson starts rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday.
Granderson started in right field and batted second. The 32-year-old, who broke his right forearm in spring training, finished 1 for 3 with a single in his final at-bat in the sixth.
"The biggest thing was, it was [my] first night game," Granderson told MLB.com. "First game with shadows, first game with two-strike battles. I just wanted to hit the ball hard. First day was definitely an exciting one."
Curtis Granderson ready for Triple-A rehab
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, who homered Wednesday during an extended spring training game and played all three outfield positions as he rehabs from his forearm injury, will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday, MLB.com reports.
Curtis Granderson homers at ext. spring training
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Yankees injured outfielder Curtis Granderson played in an extended spring training game Wednesday afternoon, MLB.com reports. Granderson homered to center field in the second inning.
He played two innings in center, moved to right for two more innings and ended the game in left field against the Blue Jays.
Curtis Granderson playing in extended spring game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Yankees injured outfielder Curtis Granderson went to Clearwater Tuesday to play in an extended spring training game against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.
Granderson has been taking live at-bats down at extended spring training while getting reps at all three outfield positions.
Curtis Granderson playing right and left field
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Yankees injured outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm), who is rehabbing and taking live at-bats down in Florida at extended spring training, has been getting repetitions in left and right field, the New York Post reports Sunday.
Manager Joe Girardi made it sound like Brett Gardner could remain the team's starting center fielder even when Granderson is ready to return. That said, nothing is definitive.
Curtis Granderson begins road back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has set a minimum of 50 live at-bats before he will be ready to return to the team from a broken forearm, and he took his first step Wednesday.
Granderson took two at-bats during an extended spring training game, and reported no issues with his injury.
Manager Joe Girardi told The Star-Ledger that he is less concerned about a specific number of at-bats for Granderson to return, but will leave it up to his center fielder.
"The big thing to me is not so much the number," he said Wednesday. "It's that he feels that he’s ready."
Granderson has been out all season after breaking the forearm in spring training.
Curtis Granderson nearing rehab games
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that injured outfielder Curtis Granderson could play in a rehab game by the end of the week, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The team hasn't issued a timetable for his return.
"Curtis is continuing to take batting practice," Girardi said. "Doing all the things that we feel to get ready for a game. And, hopefully, he’ll be in some games pretty soon. So far we have not had any issues. He’s doing well. We feel that he’s probably pretty close."
Curtis Granderson takes indoor BP
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson took indoor batting practice Wednesday for the first time, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. Granderson is a few days away from taking batting practice outdoors.
Once Granderson is able to complete outdoor BP, he'll be just a few days away from returning to games.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi declined to place a definitive timetable on Granderson's return Tuesday as the slugger is still at least two or three weeks away from joining the team.
Tee time suits Curtis Granderson
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson hit off a tee and soft toss throws for the first time Monday since suffering a fractured right forearm during his first at-bat in spring training, the New York Daily News reports. Granderson has been on the disabled list all season while rehabbing his injury at the team's spring training site in Tampa and is hoping to return at some point in May.
"Everything is feeling good each step that we've made," he said. "The big thing is that whenever I finally start playing, getting at-bats, getting timing and stuff. Once that day comes, we'll have a little better evaluation."
Yankees manager Joe Girardi declined to place a definitive timetable on Granderson's return as the slugger is still at least two or three weeks away from joining the team.
"I still think it's too early," Girardi said. "He just started doing tee and toss. He's not doing BP yet or anything of that nature. He'll increase the tee and toss (Tuesday), and then probably try to increase it the next day and we’ll see where he's at."
Curtis Granderson on track for May return
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) said he will need 50-75 at-bats before he's ready to come off the disabled list. Granderson said he remains on track for a May return.
"It's going to be somewhere in May, I don't know exactly when," he said, per MLB.com. "But everything's looking pretty good."
Curtis Granderson not ready to start swinging
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm), on the 15-day disabled list, is hoping to swing a bat soon, the Associated Press reported Friday.
Granderson is working out at the team’s minor-league complex in Tampa, Fla., and has been sidelined since Feb. 24. Manager Joe Girardi will need to see how he adjusts at the plate during rehabilitation games before determining when he could return.
"I don't know if he'd have to go through a full spring training," Girardi said. "But we really won't be able to determine how much he needs until he goes and plays some games. Because you don't know how his body's going to respond, and how he feels at the plate."
Curtis Granderson trying to stay patient
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Yankees injured outfielder Curtis Granderson is finding it hard to be patient with his fractured right forearm with his upcoming free agency looming, the New York Daily News reports Monday. Granderson spoke from Brooklyn's Lincoln High School as he was helping them celebrate Jackie Robinson Day.
"At the same time," Granderson said, "I understand what it is. It's a broken bone where once it heals, we're good to go and then it's a matter of rebuilding everything back. When the day comes to get back out there, I'll go out there and keep trying to help the team win. Once you do that, everything else will take care of itself."
Granderson will head back to the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla., Monday and will return to work on the field Tuesday. Granderson said he isn't sure whether his injury will impact his attractiveness on the free-agent market.
"I've never been in this situation before, so it's hard to speak about something I've never done," he said.
While he said earlier in the week that he could begin swinging the bat soon, the 32-year-old has yet to do so.
"They want the throwing all to be first. The swinging was something that could happen, the timetable of when was to be determined," Granderson said. "After further considerations with the doctors and trainer here and in Florida, it was once the throwing was good to go, we'll start swinging."
Manager Joe Girardi added that a May 1 return for Granderson could bee too soon. Granderson has been out since suffering a broken right forearm in spring training.
"I think (May 1) is probably maybe a little quick. I don't know," Girardi said. "You basically have to see how a guy's rehab goes. He hasn't swung a bat yet and today's April 14. Until he swings a bat we're not really going to have an idea."
Curtis Granderson advances to throwing
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) On the same day he had the protective brace removed from his right forearm, Yankees outfielder Curtis Grandersonresumed a throwing program Thursday, The Star-Ledger reports. It was the first time he threw a baseball since he suffered a broken forearm Feb. 24 that pushed his season debut back until early May.
"That’s big," manager Joe Girardi said. "That means the bone has healed. Now it's just the rehab process and getting him to where he can play in some games, and getting him back here."
Curtis Granderson has brace removed
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had the brace on his forearm removed Thursday.
Granderson shared a picture on his Facebook fan page, saying, "Brace is finally off for non baseball activities. Another step closer!" Granderson will proceed with his rehab process as planned. His timetable of an early May return at best has not changed.
Granderson hopes to swing off a tee and take soft-toss by the weekend, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Curtis Granderson will stick to center
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) With Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) possibly returning to the lineup early next month, general manager Brian Cashman said he does not anticipate moving him to left field in order to keep Brett Gardner in center. Granderson has been sidelined since spring training with a broken right forearm and is hoping to begin swinging once his brace is removed.
"I don't think so," Cashman told ESPN.com Monday.
Curtis Granderson hopes to remove brace soon
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Sunday is the anniversary of the day in which Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson broke his right forearm. Now, manager Joe Girardi said Granderson could get the brace off his arm as early as next week, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
"He’s taking flyballs," Girardi said. "He’s running. He can do some lifting with his legs. But he’s still basically in the brace until probably next week, when we get back."
Granderson was expected to miss 10 weeks and the outfielder hopes to only play in a few rehab games before he returns.
Curtis Granderson could soon shed brace
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Yankees injured outfielder Curtis Granderson continues to wear a brace on his forearm, reports the Journal News Saturday. That could change soon, however.
"He's taking fly balls," manager Joe Girardi said. "He’s running. He can do some lifting with his legs. He’s still basically in the brace until probably next week."
Curtis Granderson not cleared to throw
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm), who is on the 15-day disabled list, continued to track fly balls in the outfield Monday. Unfortunately, he hasn't been cleared to throw, acoording to MLB.com.
Granderson said his fractured right forearm was "getting better" and he's scheduled to undergo follow-up X-rays Monday.
Curtis Granderson placed on DL
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The move was retroactive to March 22.
Granderson suffered a fractured right forearm in late February and is expected to be out until at least early May.
Curtis Granderson works on running and fielding during rehab
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has been running and fielding fly balls the past two days. The 32-year-old outfielder tweeted that he’s getting closer to returning. Granderson has been out since late February with a fractured forearm. He’s expected to miss at least the first month of the season.
Curtis Granderson's ADP should stabilize
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/20/2013)Curtis Granderson fractured his forearm on Feb. 24. At the time, the Yankees estimated he'd be back in 10 weeks. But as we draw closer to the season, Granderson continues to slip in ADPs. The week before his injury, Granderson was being taken in the fourth round. On March 11, he was the 83rd player taken. As of this morning, Granderson has slipped to 109, below Hiroki Kuroda and Tim Lincecum.
Let's say Granderson comes back in mid-May. He shakes off some initial rust, and is back to his regular self by June 1. From June 1 forward in 2012, Granderson hit 27 home runs, with 77 RBI and nine steals. In 2011, he hit 24 home runs with 78 RBI and 17 steals in the same span. So it's fair to say that we can count on Granderson for about 25 home runs, 77 RBI, and maybe 10 steals. I'm not even guessing his average, because that fluctuate between .220 and .270.
So, for a ninth-round pick, Granderson settles in perfectly. You have a nice, truncated season with good power and possible steals. He should stop his free-fall soon and settle in here -- before Josh Reddick, who is sitll a little unproven; Lincecum, who could be a big gamble; and a DH-only Victor Martinez.
(3/3/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Sunday that Curtis Granderson will play center field upon returning from his fractured right forearm. Granderson suffered the injury a week ago and is expected to be sidelined until May. Brett Gardner will play center field in his absence. "We don't really have the chance to work on it," Girardi told MLB.com. "It's just something that I've thought about. I don't know how many games he would have in his rehab coming back, and that's a concern for me. So I want him to be comfortable wherever he's at, because his bat's real important to us."
News not good for Granderson
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is slated to miss about 10 weeks after suffering a fractured right forearm during Sunday's spring game against the Blue Jays. Granderson had to leave the game in the first inning after getting hit by a pitch from Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ. Granderson was originally diagnosed with a bruised forearm before X-rays revealed the fracture. The Yankees estimate it will take 10 weeks before Granderson is major-league ready.
Granderson leaves after plunking
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had to leave Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays in the first inning after getting plunked on the right forearm by a pitch. Manager Joe Girardi popped out of the dugout to check on his hitter and immediately removed him from the game. He was replaced by Ronnier Mustelier. Granderson was playing left field for the first time this spring as Joe Girardi has been experimenting with him in left and Brett Gardner in center. He was sent for X-rays after being diagnosed with a bruised right forearm, reports Newsday.
Granderson just wants to play
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday he's moving forward with the experiment of using Curtis Granderson in left field and Brett Gardner in center field this spring. Were going to toy with it, see if we like it, Girardi said, per The New York Times. Weve had some discussions the last few days about it, and we just decided, you know what, lets give it a shot. I think Ill probably stick with it a while just to see. Granderson said he has accepted the team's decision. Id love to play center, he said. Thats what Ive been playing. But at the same time, I just want to play.
Granderson staying in center
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/12/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi, making his first appearance at training camp on Tuesday, told reporters that he has no plans to move Brett Gardner to center field and shift Curtis Granderson to left.
Granderson might move to LF
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team hasn't decided whether Brett Gardner or Curtis Granderson will be in center field this year. Cashman said the team needs to talk about the idea of moving Granderson to left field. "We have two center fielders, as we've had for three years, manning two-thirds of our outfield," Cashman said. "It's something we'll talk about. It's certainly something that's possible, but it's not something we've moved on." Manager Joe Girardi said it will be taken into account that Granderson has played only 22 MLB games in left field and none since 2007. "When you start talking about moving one guy, you're really moving two guys," Girardi said. "Gardy has become pretty good at playing left field, so those are the things that you have to look at."