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Yankees activate Curtis Granderson from DL

Aug 2, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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The Yankees have activated outfielder Curtis Granderson from the disabled list and will bat him fifth in tonight’s starting lineup against the Padres. Granderson missed the first 38 games of the season with a fractured right forearm. In his eighth game of the season on May 24 against the Rays, Granderson was hit on the left hand with a Cesar Ramos fastball, fracturing the fifth metacarpal. He missed 60 more games.

Granderson’s return is a boon for the Yankees, who enter tonight’s game against the Padres with the fourth-worst aggregate outfield OPS in the American League at .696. By isolated power (slugging percentage minus batting average), their outfielders have hit for the least amount of power at .122. The league average is .151 and the Rangers lead at .184.

Granderson, 32 years old, is a free agent after the season. The Yankees picked up his $15 million option for the 2013 season, the final leg of a five-year, $30.25 million extension signed with the Tigers in February 2008.

  1. Sports King of this world - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    The Yankees are a absolute mess. The signing of A-Rod is more like the curse of the bambino

    • dan1111 - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      Since acquiring A-Rod, the Yankees have made the playoffs eight out of nine seasons and won a World Series. This season, despite a catastrophic combination of injuries to their best position players, they are still above .500 and haven’t yet fallen out of the wild card race.

      Fans of many other teams would love to have their team in this position.

      • Sports King of this world - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:08 AM

        Yeah, whatever dude. I have a question for you. How many championships do you expect from a team with a payroll nearly over 200 million.. That’s nowhere near good enough. I want multiple championship of my team is paying that much money. You can pay less money and when championship

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        actually what you mean to say is you will take “any” say it with me now, “ANY” championship cause your team belows

  2. mudhead123 - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    That would be true if he didn’t help them win in ’09

  3. yankeepunk3000 - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    wait 30.25??? extension of 15.5 mil? that doesn’t add up if it was from 2008? somethings wrpg

    • Kevin S. - Aug 3, 2013 at 6:46 AM

      It was a five-year, $30.25 million extension covering the ’08-’12 seasons, with a club option for ’13.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Another player the Yankees need to let walk at the end of the season. I’ve had enough of his piss-poor plate appearances and strikeouts.

    • cackalackyank - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      I agree…however I am concerned that if they clear a couple years of A-rods salary on Monday…they might just spend it on…. HIM.

  5. cackalackyank - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Hallelujah! What a relief. Without that 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and 3 lob we might have looked really bad against the Padres last night. Oh wait….

    • deathmonkey41 - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      To be fair to Granderson, he’s been out a while and needs to catch up on those strikeouts.

      • cackalackyank - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM

        Oh I thought he had “paid it forward” with his total last year.

  6. hrhawk - Aug 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    MLB should fire all players if they test positive for drugs, and make it a lifetime ban. Why continue to offer these players another chance? There are thousands of people that can play the game without cheating. JUST REPLACE THEM. This will be a deterent for all cheaters if they know they will be banned from the game.

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