The 2013 Spring season isn’t getting off on the right foot. During today’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays Curtis Granderson was hit on the wrist by a pitch against J.A. Happ. You can check out the play here. The team sent him in for some x-rays and we have some unfortunate information to relay.
Feb 19, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson reacts during spring training at Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
As seen above, Hoch reports that Granderson will miss 10 weeks. That means 10 weeks before he can begin baseball activities, so he could be out even longer. The YES broadcast team made it clear that the Yankees never rush a player back. With the injury to Granderson, Brett Gardner is now the automatic winner of the centerfield job.
This also opens up a spot in leftfield for Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, or another outfielder trying to make the team. All we know is an outfield that already lacked power just lost even more of it. Granderson hit 84 home runs over the past two seasons for the Yankees.
We at Yanks Go Yard wish Granderson a speedy recovery.