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Yankees place Curtis Granderson on disabled list, call up Brennan Boesch

May 25, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

Rob Thomson, Curtis Granderson AP

As expected, the Yankees have placed outfielder Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list after he broke a knuckle on his left pinkie finger when he was hit by a pitch last night. He’s expected to miss a minimum of four weeks, which pushes his return to late June or early July.

It’s awful luck for Granderson, who just returned from a fractured forearm last week. The 32-year-old batted .250 (7-for-28) with a homer and a double in eight games prior to the injury last night. There’s still time for redemption, but this isn’t the kind of contract year he had in mind.

Brennan Boesch has been called up to replace Granderson on the roster and should split playing time with Ichiro Suzuki in right field. The 28-year-old is hitting .209 (9-for-43) with two home runs and five RBI in 20 games with the Yankees this season.

  1. historiophiliac - May 25, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Doom!

    • bigharold - May 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      We don’t need no stinkin doom watchers!!

      • historiophiliac - May 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Boooo!!!

        /throws Band-Aids

  2. ezthinking - May 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Funny how two broken hands just ensured the Yankees will have a LF/CF for the next four years about 12-18 million less than they thought they would spend.

    Doesn’t hurt that they will continue to get the best ambassador of baseball for another 4 years.

    • Kevin S. - May 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      You think they’re re-signing Granderson? Even on a reasonable deal, I doubt they commit to his age 33-36 seasons when most of the high-end talent they have coming up is in the outfield. They’ll give him his qualifying offer and take the sandwich round pick next June.

    • mikhelb - May 25, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      They might offer Granderson a deal for one or two years, not four. Based solely in his constantly diminishing value in the field (even with his 40 HR his WAR was the worst in history for a player with 40 or more homeruns… 3, and from 2011-2012 he has hit 84 HRs, his WAR stands at 8.4).

      His vast amounts of Ks, lack of production with non-HR hits (more than 70% of his RBI were due to HR) and low AVG/OBP hurt his value.

      The Yankees would be better off by promoting one of their young OF in AA, even if they struggle, they would be better than Boesch and Ben Francisco (Mason Williams and Tyler Austin, specially Austin, seem to have a good eyes in terms of getting on base even when their AVG is not as high).

      • ezthinking - May 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        AA player? Get out, watch a game. Walking in AA without some other support means you can’t play AAA. But let’s jump them to the big club.

        Where is Montero these days again?

  3. weaselpuppy - May 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    let’s not forget his meh arm and crappy jumps.

    Thanks for Austin Jackson though! :)

    • ezthinking - May 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      DL buddies?

      • jerze2387 - May 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        now i picture Granderson and Jackson singing “DL buddies” like “thunder buddies” in Ted…

        “DL Buddies for life…**** You DL!”

  4. alwaysgame7 - May 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Tough break for the Yankees (no pun). As a Sox fan i’m inclined to be happy about this but honestly the replacements have been just as good if not better than the high-paid “superstars”.

  5. recoveringcubsfan - May 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    UIC Flames can’t catch a break.

  6. drone501 - May 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    here we go again.

  7. trollingforjustice - May 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    do you think curtis might back off the plate next time he makes it back?

    • cackalackyank - May 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      He might back off the plate…but that will just make the strike zone bigger….and while he does not need to get hit any more he does not need to strike out more either.

  8. 27xwschamps - May 26, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    If i’m the Grandyman, the first MOFO that throws inside to me, I’m CHARGING THE MOUND, IJS !!!!

  9. allen227 - May 26, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Wow. For a broken finger. That’s a shame.

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