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Curtis Granderson to begin rehab assignment Thursday

May 8, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

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Via Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune:

He’s getting closer to a return to the big leagues.

Thursday night, Curtis Granderson will show area fans how close.

The Yankees’ All-Star center fielder will open a major league rehab assignment with the RailRiders Thursday against Indianapolis, a source within the organization confirmed to The Times-Tribune.

Granderson is expected to spend three or four days with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before returning to the Yankees’ active roster. He has been on the shelf since fracturing his right forearm during a late-February Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.

If all goes well over the weekend in Triple-A, Granderson should join the Yankees’ starting lineup next Monday or Tuesday. The 32-year-old outfielder had 43 home runs, 10 steals and 106 RBI in 160 games last season.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 8, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Welcome back, baby!!

    • bigharold - May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

      You can say that again. Wells has done a pretty good job of holding down the fort but it’ll be nice get some pop back in the line up.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

        I am cool with playing Wells, let’s sit Ichiro more. And for sure get rid of Francisco. Being right-handed does not offset sucking.

      • bigharold - May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

        “Being right-handed does not offset sucking.”

        Absolutely. I don’t care if anyone thinks he was given a chance or not.

      • elpendejo59 - May 9, 2013 at 1:08 AM

        Duh, just play Wells at 3rd and bench Nix. Worked tonight.

        -Noted Sarcasm
        – Not a Yankees or Rockies fan but still was shocked to see it, yet rather enjoyed it

    • fanofevilempire - May 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      all we have to do is play level until the BIG boys start
      returning one by one and when we have them all….. watch out!

      oh boy!

  2. historiophiliac - May 8, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Scranton? Is that the Porcupines? Watch out, Canadians!

    • proudlycanadian - May 8, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Dirty Harry once claimed to be from the Scranton boondocks. I am sure that he is having kittens.

      • historiophiliac - May 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

        I hope you’re not to mad at me, PC, for having some fun w/ harry.

      • proudlycanadian - May 8, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        As long as you do not start singing “I’m just wild about Harry and Harry is wild about me.”

      • historiophiliac - May 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM

        No chance of that, PC.

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 9, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        no chance for that? Come on? thought we were buds on here?

  3. colossal87 - May 8, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Welcome back u gamechanger! Time for the Bombers to tear it up.

  4. randygnyc - May 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    This is a welcome development. Currently the Yankees lineup is replacement replacements.

  5. cackalackyank - May 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    I will be glad to see Granderson back in the line up because the last week or so it seems like operation band aid has kinda run out of offence. Lets hope he comes back with a balanced approach at the plate.

  6. bigharold - May 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    “Lets hope he comes back with a balanced approach at the plate.”

    I’m a bit worried that he’s going to come back a bit over anxious and a start off with some bad habits. Hopefully, Kevin Long will square him away on the fly.

  7. yankeepunk3000 - May 9, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    So happy seeing him get back to some live games. Yanks have been playing well but they’re just not scoring that many runs a game. When Cano can’t get it done the line up can’t get much run production going. Good news for the Yanks…season has gone much better then I would of ever hoped

  8. foreverchipper10 - May 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Woo hoo! I get to see Heyward AND Granderson this weekend.

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