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Curtis Granderson gets hit on hand, suffers broken finger

May 24, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was hit in the hand by Rays reliever Cesar Ramos in the fifth inning of tonight’s game against the Rays. He stayed in the game to run the bases, scoring on a bases loaded walk by Jayson Nix, but exited before the top of the sixth. Ichiro Suzuki took his place in right field.

Granderson missed his team’s first 38 games of the season recovering from a fractured right forearm suffered early in spring training. Losing Granderson, who hit 43 home runs last year, even for 15 days would be a crushing blow to the Yankees, already besieged by injuries to key players.

Update: It’s a broken left pinky knuckle, per Buster Olney.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    The way the Yankees have played this year using cast offs, if the hand is broken, losing Granderson is unlikely to hold them back.

    • duckthefodgers - May 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Yea sure, they should just ask Texeira and Granderson to stay home this year and they would be better off.

    • bigharold - May 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      “..losing Granderson is unlikely to hold them back.”

      At some point all these injuries are going to “hold them back”. Since Phelps just left the game after taking a ball off the elbow at some point you have to say WTF?

      We here on the bridge of the Death Star are not pleased.

      • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:58 PM

        Beware the full moon Harold.

    • pjmarn6 - May 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      And these writers get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for writing improper English???
      HBT: Granderson breaks pinky: is the lead in to this story. Granderson did not break his finger. The opposing pitcher’s pitch broke his finger with a ball. Granderson did not break his own finger.

      • ezthinking - May 25, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        It must be tough now that school got out for the summer yesterday to find someone you can run down with your superior intellect. Thank God for blogs with open comments….

      • beachnbaseball - May 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        Hundreds of thousands of dollars? Really. BTW, Captain Obvious, pick any nits lately? I think everybody here understood what the writer was saying.

  2. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    It wasn’t the same hand, FYI. Still waiting to hear.

    • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      I heard that it is a fractured left pinkie.

  3. yournuts - May 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Cano has hit by a pitch twice and Granderson once and the game is in the 7th inning now. It could get ugly if this continues.

    • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Full Moon tonight.

    • theskinsman - May 25, 2013 at 3:41 AM

      Standing on top of the plate means you’ll get hit every so often. Even if you do wear Satans’ pinstripes.

      Having a payroll North of 230 million dollars means don’t sweat it. They can always sign a few more players.

  4. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    He has been hit by two lefties (Ramos and Happ). Is it a coincidence, or is there something in the way lefties pitch to him? Alternatively, I am offering the “Full Moon” effect theory.

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I think the Yankees need that Sensei from Kobra Kai to be the bench coach sometimes. “Sweep the leg, Johnny. Sweep the leg.” I think the Rays are still mad about Carlos Pena three or four years ago.

  6. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Broken pinky. Damn

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 24, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      Ya Joe!!

  7. hammyofdoom - May 24, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Are you shitting me? God, this guy’s luck…

  8. wineman2u - May 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    And Phelps left in the 8th after taking a line drive off his arm. Never seen a season like this.

    • hammyofdoom - May 25, 2013 at 1:50 AM

      Welcome to the 2012 Red Sox season

      • uyf1950 - May 25, 2013 at 4:42 AM

        My friend no team has suffered the amount of injuries to the number of key players not the 2012 Red Sox not any team in recent memory. And yet the Yankees continue to thrive.

      • 18thstreet - May 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM

        The 1999 and 2000 Red Sox were good because they had two players — Pedro and Nomar. And the 2001 Red Sox sucked because they both got injured. I would say that was the Red Sox team most victimized by injuries.

      • uyf1950 - May 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        18th street if you comment is directed to my reply. I didn’t say the Red Sox didn’t have injuries. I said “My friend no team has suffered the amount of injuries to the number of key players not the 2012 Red Sox not any team in recent memory”. And I stand by that.

  9. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Wineman- I suspect there never has been. This must be the most injury riddled team in the history of the game.

  10. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Phelps ok. Just a bruise.

    • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      Merely a flesh wound, but Granderson is out for a month.

  11. wwttww - May 25, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer team.

    • badintent - May 25, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      Sticking needles in my Ortiz voodoo doll as we speak, …one in his fat ass, his shoulder, lower back…………………and rubbing chicken wing grease on it too.

  12. uyf1950 - May 25, 2013 at 4:43 AM

    To quote Friedrich Nietzsche “what doesn’t kill, you makes you stronger”. And the Yankees have sure proven that adage so far this season.

  13. allen227 - May 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Seriously? He’s gonna miss 4 weeks? Wow!

  14. aceshigh11 - May 25, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Man, that’s a terrible break (no pun intended) for Granderson. I feel bad for the guy.

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