AN early injury to star outfielder, Curtis Granderson, will leave the Yankees missing his bat and speed to start the 2013 season.
The 2013 baseball season is still very young, but it seems as though it’s starting off the same way it ended in 2012, in shambles. When Derek Jeter had to be helped off the field near the end of the Yankees playoff run last year, it perfectly summarized how the entire season played out for the Yankees. It was a year riddled with injuries right from the beginning making the team almost destined to fail.
It began with Michael Pineda tearing a ligament in his throwing arm, rendering him useless for the entire season. Months later, Yankees lost their legendary closer, Mariano Rivera, in a freak pre-game injury. The problems continued as time went on and more and more key pinstripe players found themselves on the disabled list, like Brett Gardner, Andy Pettitte, Phil Hughes, and Alex Rodriguez.
Age and injury plagued the club and in the end, proved to be too b...