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MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told
reporters – including Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News – that center
fielder Curtis Granderson had the pin removed from his broken left hand
Following the procedure, Granderson is now slated to do a
strengthening program for a week or so before he picks up a bat. He’ll then
have to go through a progression of swinging until he’s comfortable and cleared
to return to the batting cage.
Granderson suffered the injury late last month just after returning from the disabled list. After being sidelined through much of spring
training and the start of the regular season due to a fractured forearm,
Granderson was hit on the hand by a pitch by Tampa Bay Rays reliever Cesar Ramos. X-rays revealed a broken finger, and the Yankees initially expected the
injury to sideline Granderson for at least a month.
As he remains out, the Yankees still aren’t sure when
Granderson will make his return. Manager Joe Girardi recently admitted that the
team isn’t sure if the center fielder will be able to return before the All-Star break.
Injuries are unfortunately nothing new for the Yankees, as
they also find regulars Derek Jeter, Francisco Cervelli, Alex Rodriguez,
Michael Pineda, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis on the DL.
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