Mar 26, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT
Curtis Granderson, who suffered a strained right oblique during batting practice Tuesday, told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com this afternoon that he believes he has a “50-50” chance of being in the lineup for Opening Day against the Tigers next Thursday.
Granderson resumed swinging a bat and throwing today while also running the bases. While he still feels some minor discomfort, he believes he might be able to play in a Grapefruit League game on Monday.
Meanwhile, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated that they could wait until Wednesday’s workout at Yankee Stadium before determining if Granderson will be placed on the disabled list. As for the Grandy-Man — yeah, I went there — he doesn’t think it’s necessary.
“That would be their call,” Granderson said. “I feel like everything is fine in terms of avoiding the DL.”
If Granderson is placed retroactively on the disabled list, he could return as soon as April 6 against the Twins.
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