Originally written May 14, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
When the New York Yankees take the field on Tuesday, May 14, to play the Seattle Mariners, they will finally have the bat of slugger Curtis Granderson in the lineup. MLB.com’s Joey Nowak reports that Granderson has completed his rehab assignment and will play left field in Yankees stadium tonight. He will also hit fourth in the batting order. Granderson missed almost all of Spring Training and has not played a single regular-season game due to a fractured right wrist that he suffered in his first Spring Training at bat. In five rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Granderson hit .400 (8 for 20) with a home run.   When the season began, many wondered how the Yankees would fare without Granderson and other injured stars.  As Granderson returns, the Yankees lead the American League East by one game over the Baltimore Orioles and two over the Boston Red Sox. They are ninth in runs scored, so Granderson could help boost the offensive output. He is a run producer. Even though he hit only .232 last year, he did blast 43 home runs and drive in 106 runs for the Bronx Bombers. Granderson’s return is the first of many highly anticipated returns. They Yankees also await the returns of slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira in June, shortstop and captain Derek Jeter in July, and third baseman Kevin Youkilis and reliever Joba Chamberlain any day now. Alex Rodriguez has also resumed baseball activities and looks to come back soon after the All-Star break.  Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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