Sunday, February 24, 2013

BREAKING: Granderson Broken Forearm

The left field experiment didn't take long before Granderson was out of the game. Jack Curry has reported that Curtis Granderson, who was hit by a pitch in the right forearm in the first inning, has indeed broken a bone in the forearm and will miss ten weeks. The ten weeks that Granderson will miss brings him into a Major League game in May.

The Yankees had already lost about 100 home runs from their lineup, and now Granderson, who hit 43 last year, will miss the first month of the year. The blows just keep coming for this team. Now, the Yankees have to look deep within their spring roster for possible solutions. Zoilo Almonte, Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera and others will certainly get longer looks as the Yankees starting left field option as the spring season unfolds.

But for now, this loss of Granderson is a crushing blow to the Yankees lineup. Despite his strikeout rate, he was a major power threat at the plate. The Yankees will regroup and try to figure out the options they have in front of them over the next ten weeks.

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