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Curtis Granderson may not be back before All-Star break

Jun 14, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Rob Thomson, Curtis Granderson AP

Two weeks ago Curtis Granderson underwent surgery to insert a metal pin into his broken pinkie finger, at which point the Yankees announced that he’d be out for at least four weeks.

Asked yesterday about Granderson’s potential return timetable, manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger: “I think it’s hard to say.”

Girardi noted that Francisco Cervelli is closer to returning than Granderson and Cervelli hasn’t even started to swing a bat yet as he comes back from a broken hand. All of which means the Yankees aren’t counting on having Granderson back in the lineup before the All-Star break.

 

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Isn’t this Granderson’s free agent year? I know there’s no GOOD time to have a season marred due to injury, but this is definitely less than ideal for the guy.

  2. Liam - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Luckily, the Yankee offense is doing just fine without him.

    • nbjays - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      Yep, the heart of the order just raked against the A’s last night… NOT! 18 innings of unadulterated suck from Teixeira, Youkilis, Hafner and Wells.

  3. pisano - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Look at it on the bright side, a few less strikeouts. This is the most dismal offense for the Yankees in a long time. At this point, fourth place is realistic.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Yeah, and no HR’s either. Remember when all those fans joined the “boo-hoo-too-many-HRs” crew? How are all y’all enjoying this group of singles hitters + Cano?

    • 18thstreet - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      I’d say 4th place is realistic for any team in that division. The Red Sox look more balanced than anyone else, but Lester’s struggles really change the look of that team.

  4. wineman2u - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Aside from it being a blow to Grandy, as he is indeed in his free agent year, it also has hurt the Yankees plans as there was a very good chance he would’ve been traded by the deadline as they have shown no inclination to re-sign him next year.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Tex is keeping the pull-happy, strike out spot warm until he gets back.

  6. jayscarpa - Jun 14, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    The AL East is going down to the wire and it’s going to be some awesome baseball if you are not a Blue Jays fan.

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