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New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has progressed to the point where he's resumed shagging fly balls and playing catch. However, the veteran -- who's recovering from a broken finger -- has yet to take the important step of swinging a bat more than a month after suffering his injury, according to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger.
Despite the fact that Granderson has not yet resumed taking cuts, manager Joe Girardi said the slugger is still on track to rejoin the Yankees 60 days after suffering the injury. However, considering Granderson's recovery process has gone a bit slower than initially expected, Girardi conceded that the return could ultimately be pushed back.
“Getting that strength in the hand, when it’s inactive, can
take time,” he said.
Granderson broke the fifth metacarpal in his left hand on May 25 when he was hit by a pitch. The injury came just eight games after Granderson returned from his fractured forearm, which was also the result of a HBP.
The Yankees certainly miss Granderson's offense, and he's not the only regular absent from the team's lineup due to injury, as New York is also without Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. It's especially poor timing as far as Granderson's concerned, as he's set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
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