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Curtis Granderson has broken right forearm, out 10 weeks

Feb 24, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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Brutal news this afternoon out of Yankees camp.

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, outfielder Curtis Granderson has been diagnosed with a fractured right forearm and will need 10 weeks of rest and rehab. Which means he probably won’t be ready for action until late April or early May.

Granderson suffered the injury when he was plunked by the Blue Jays’ J.A. Happ in the second inning of Sunday’s Grapefruit League game. It was originally labeled as a bruise, but X-rays showed otherwise.

Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera are the internal options to replace Granderson, though the Yankees could opt to upgrade via trade or free agent signing. Scott Podsednik, Johnny Damon and Bobby Abreu are available.

Brett Gardner is now certain to open the 2013 season as the Yankees’ starting center fielder.

  1. randygnyc - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Proudly, Laurie was hit after. He was the first batter for the jays following Granderson getting hit. It was in retaliation, IMO. Also, the YES broadcasters thought so too.

    • guatdajel - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      No, actually, the YES announcers right away said there’s no way it was intentional. They simply acknowledged what everyone immediately thought, then explained why it wasn’t intentional.

  2. canadatude - Feb 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    So how does this retaliation thing work in baseball? Is it like in the war of 1812 when we burned the White House down?

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