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Curtis Granderson dealing with hamstring tendinitis, could play Sunday

Sep 1, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Good news for the Bombers. According to Erik Boland of New York Newsday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the MRI didn’t show anything serious. He’s dealing with some “mild tendinitis” and could play as soon as tomorrow.

2:27 PM: Things just aren’t going the Yankees’ way right now.

Curtis Granderson was forced to leave this afternoon’s game against the Orioles after just two innings due to tightness in his right hamstring. More should be known on his status after he undergoes a precautionary MRI.

Ichiro Suzuki moved over to center field after Granderson exited and should get most of the playing time there for now. Alex Rodriguez began a minor league rehab assignment last night and is likely just a couple of days away from returning from the disabled list, but this Yankees’ lineup isn’t nearly as scary with Granderson and Mark Teixeira both sidelined.

  1. thatyankeedude - Sep 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    This is some bull!!!! If he isn’t ok they are screwed. I’m thinking that they should be in panic mode right about now. They are playing like crap, they are hurt, and are loosing games at a rapid pace right now. Wake up Yanks!

    • raysfan1 - Sep 1, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      People who panic make illogical/irrational decisions. My favorite team and the O’s would both love for the Yankees to panic. Concern and a sense of urgency, sure, but panic = choke.

    • shockgee - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      They can’t wake up. Side effects of steroids are drowsiness from time to time. Come on, Granderson and Swisher aren’t juicing? With the exception of the little league RF at Toilet Stadium, they are hitting too far, too much in other ball parks for their career numbers.

  2. barrywhererufrom - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    PANIC THIS!!! The Yankees don’t panic we bake other teams PANIC

    • shockgee - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      You’re baked. Other teams don’t panic once the Yankees get to the post season.

  3. Jeremy T - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Gardner, Pineda, Rivera, Robertson for a month, Pettitte, CC at times, A-Rod, Swisher at times, Tex, and now Granderson. I realize every team has injuries, but that is a ridiculously talented list of names to lose and still be in first place.

    • djpostl - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      Exactly…but all ESPN does is cry about how injured the Dead Sox have been.

      Gardner (whole season)
      Pineda (whole season)
      Dave Robertson (30 days)
      Pettitte (60 days)
      Arod (60 days)
      CC (2 DL stints)
      Nova (on DL)
      Tex (banged up for months now, out indefinitely)
      Granderson (newest member of M*A*S*H unit)
      Swisher (nearly a month early in year)
      Joba (who was very effective last season…first 3 months)

      Feliciano, Aardsma, at the minor league level (guys who could have been September call ups, difference makers) Manny Banuelos, Austin Romine etc…

      Just redonkulous.

    • shockgee - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Amazing what performance enhancers can do for you!

  4. timpaz - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Wow! The injury bug is certainly biting the Yankees.

    • shockgee - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

      PED’s catching up with them.

  5. shockgee - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Guess those PED’s must be catching up to him. Hitting home runs at Yankee Stadium as a lefty, heck, even a little leaguer can hit one, but all the road homers, yeah something stinks, and it isn’t me (I’ll save all the Yankee fans that reply). Come on the guy is 180 pounds soak n’ wet. I’d throw Swisher and Cano into that category too. With Cabrera being pinched, you can’t tell me his frat boy friends aren’t juicing. Wrap it up, Yanks get lucky, again, today. Oh I just want the entire Yankee club to just go away… far, far, far, far, far, far away.

  6. shockgee - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Is it odd that it seems like the Yankees always play at home? I know, I know 81 games on 81 games away. However, it just seems like the schedule always favors them. Of course you’re going to hit more home runs and win more games when your park is favored to a little league team. Cheap home runs = cheap victories. Yanks should have a little more dignity and open that RF up a bit. Nick Siwisher? A home run hitter? Guy is a .200 average at best anywhere else.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      Nick Swisher hit 35 HR in Oakland, and has never hit more than 29 at YSII/YSIII. But your last two answers were entirely crap so not sure what correcting you on this will do….

      • raysfan1 - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:24 PM

        Not sure why you respond to a troll at all, church. His statements are obviously stupid. He makes a claim that Swisher is a .200 hitter anywhere other than Yankee Stadium, apparently not truly understanding that Swisher is hitting .261 with 9 HRs at home and .283 with 11 HRs away. Plus, there is the kind of obvious point that if it’s easier for the home team to hit in a particular park, it is also easier for the away team.

        Disliking the Yankees is one thing–I fit that description. Making unsubstantiated, idiotic, disrespectful comments about them isn’t being a fan of another team, it’s being a troll. Don’t feed the trolls.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:49 PM

        Not sure why you respond to a troll at all, church. His statements are obviously stupid.

        Mainly because I’m one of those suckers that thinks if we can educate people, it’ll improve discourse across the board. Also we seem to have a ton of new people around, and figure I’ll give them a chance before assuming they are trolls.

      • raysfan1 - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:15 PM

        4 of his first 5 statements were PED accusations, then came the ludicrous statement about a Swisher. I applaud your sentiment but this person is pretty clearly just being a troll.

  7. zidanevalor - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    I think some Yankees fans needed today’s 4-3 comeback win more than the actual Yankees did.

  8. jgreiner9 - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Swisher’s numbers are in line with his career avg numbers. Get out of here troll

  9. vallewho - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Don’t feed the trolls.

  10. cackalackyank - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Not a fan of Granderson but he does not even fit the profile of the juicer. He was an established player when the Yankees traded for him and is hardly trying to stretch his career. What I do remember distinctly when the trade was made was that they were going to “tailor” his swing to turn him into a home run hitter…and this has been done. I honestly do not want him resigned. He is a strikeout guarantee in pinstripes.

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