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Curtis Granderson begins rehab assignment

Jul 26, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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Curtis Granderson began a minor-league rehab assignment last night at Single-A, playing five innings in the outfield and going 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate.

Granderson has been out since May 24 with a broken pinkie finger, but there’s no official timetable for his return to the Yankees’ lineup. When asked yesterday by Adam Berry of, he replied: “Sooner than later.”

Rehab assignments can last a maximum of 20 days, meaning Granderson is on track to come off the disabled list by mid-August, although the clock can always be restarted if he suffers a setback of any kind.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    With the trade for Soriano, will there be a job opening for Granderson, when he gets healthy?

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Soriano should DH when Grandy comes back. I think Hafner will be a goner unless he starts hitting something soon

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

        Melky Mesa is still on the roster, along with Adams and Claiborne. Plenty of people that can be optioned down to the minors/DFA’d before Hafner.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        I suppose. And the sad truth is, Hafner is not the least productive guy on the roster. I suppose his potential should count for something, at least until/unless a suitable upgrade can be acquired

    • bigharold - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Granderson will likely go to LF with Soriano as DH. I would guess that if Soriano is playing defense, Ichiro will be either in right or sitting.

      My guess is it’ll have a lot to do with who is pitching that day but there should be plenty of ABs for Granderson, Soriano and Ichiro but Almonte, if he isn’t sent back down will lose the ABs. Also, it doesn’t look good for Wells’ ABs either.

  2. 18thstreet - Jul 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Granderson and Hafner are both lefties, so it’s hard to see why they’d keep Hafner around when Granderson comes back.

    I think it’s Wells whose job is threatened by the trade for Soriano. Am I wrong to think that they’re very similar players, only that Soriano is better?

    • cackalackyank - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      The difference is no one is else is desperate enough to take Wells, especially after seeing that he was able to do it for @ a month and then forgot how again. Soriano is still hitting a bit better for avg. But you are right…the odd man out here really seems to be Hafner.

  3. pisano - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Hafner will be gone soon, they just can’t keep sending him to the plate with the results they’re getting.

  4. cackalackyank - Jul 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Meanwhile back at the ranch it is the bottom of the second, and the Rays just put up a six pack against CC in the top of the second. So much for that solid pitching staff. This is his 3 rd straight time getting shelled. Something is obviously wrong.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      Condolences Yankee fans. I understand your pain as the Jays also have some underperforming starting pitchers.

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