Found July 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Earlier this week, it was reported that New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had not yet begun swinging a bat, a pivotal first step in his return from a broken left pinky. Granderson took this first step on Thursday, swinging a pipe in the pool, according to Stephen Lorenzo of The New York Daily News. “I got in the pool with the pipe,” Granderson said. “I mean it’s only 15 swings in the water, nothing to get overly excited about. But no issues.” This is the second time Granderson is going through such a process. Early in spring training, Granderson was hit by a pitch which resulted in a fractured forearm. He explained how the rehab process is similar, going through the steps involved before he’s swinging a bat normally again. “(The rehab is) very similar to what I did the last time,” Granderson said. “I start with (the pipe), hopefully graduate to a short bat, all in a pool, a weight on the short bat in the pool, then head outside. So today was the first step of that, which is good. … I know I can’t jump into batting practice right now, that wouldn't do me any good.” At this point, there’s still no definite timeframe for Granderson’s return. As you can see by the quotes above, he’ll have to progress through several stages of swinging before he’s cleared to take batting practice. Before that point, he won’t be eligible to go out on rehab assignment, something he’ll be required to do considering his significant stretch off. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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