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The bad news is that New York Yankees slugger Curtis Grandersonis hurting.
Curtis Granderson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported that Yankees GM Brain Cashman confirmed that the reason Granderson was out of the line-up was due to a sore right elbow.
So, why is this necessarily bad news?
No not necessarily yet, but Cashman did go on to say that Granderson was having, “…a precautionary MRI tomorrow to make sure it’s nothing significant.”
No one gets an MRI unless a doctor is looking for the source of the pain, and needs to dig deeper because the x-rays and physical tests could not determine anything.
So, why does this make a “precautionary” MRI on Granderson’s elbow a serious concern?
Well speaking for myself, yes I am concerned for two reasons.
1) The first being that the Yankees use the word “precautionary” before an MRI a lot and in the past has turned into a serious injury or a lengthy DL stint too many times.
A recent example from last sea...
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