Originally written October 20, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
The Yankees reportedly are planning to send center fielder Curtis Granderson to an eye specialist this offseason over concerns that his vision may have worsened. Granderson learned he had 20/30 vision — slightly worse than the standard 20/20 vision — after being traded to the Yankees in 2010. He began wearing contact lenses that season, though it is unclear if he has worn them since. The Yankees reportedly gives all its players physicals in the spring — including vision exams — but they failed to recheck Granderson during the season. The New York Daily News reports that some within the organization believe that Granderson’s vision has worsened, leading to his struggles at the plate.Granderson hit a career-worst .232 this season and struck out a career-high 195 times. He did, however, slug a career-best 42 home runs, so one could argue that he sacrificed contact for an increase in power. After going 3-for-30 (.100) in the postseason with 16 strikeouts, and getting a bad read on balls...
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