Report: Yankees sending Granderson to see eye specialist


Via Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden: The Yankees are sending Curtis Granderson to an eye specialist to determine if vision problems are contributing to his rising strikeout totals. This isn’t the first time there have been concerns about his eyesight — the team had Granderson wear contacts for the first time in his career in 2010 after routine tests showed something less than 20/20 vision. It’s unclear if he’s continued to wear contacts since. This seems like a shot in the dark more than anything, but it is worth checking out.

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  1. Elton Cod says:

    Interesting news. Reminds me, of course, of Charlie Sheen in Major League. He had a hell of a fastball, but he couldn’t get anywhere near the strikezone! His pitching looked even more ridiculous than your typical Granderson at-bat. Turned out he wouldn’t wear his glasses because they interfered with his “Wild Thing” tough guy image. But then he put them on, turned into a pitching machine. Hopefully it works for Curtis too…he needs it.

  2. RetroRob says:

    Do things like this ever result in anything?

  3. Adam says:

    Can we send the home plate umpires from the playoffs along for the ride?

  4. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    They should send him to see Gary Denbo.

  5. open thread to talk about the Marlins/A’s/D’Backs 3 team deal. Chris Young to A’s, D’Backs get Heath Bell/Chris Pennington and Marlins get an INF prospect.

  6. Neil says:

    George would have sent half the team for an eye exam in mid May when they almost all sucked. I would think they all take an extensive physical with eye exam in spring training.

  7. jerry says:

    You continue to mis spell Kurtis

  8. Deen says:

    They should send Cano too.

  9. Ramondo says:

    Curtis worked with Long and became a way better player then the next year he didn’t work with him in the off-season. If someone made me better at what I was doing, he would be my “Mr Miyagi” until I retired.

  10. your mom says:

    Glaucoma? Prescription sticky icky needed in the clubhouse STAT!

    • MannyGeeeMachete says:

      We will later find out that Curtis asked for the eye test so he could push for the glaucoma and subsequent medication.

  11. JLC 776 says:

    Hopefully help him see the ball come off the bat better while in CF as well.

  12. Kosmo says:

    It wouldn´t have hurt a bit to have seen an eye specialist mid-season 2012. Oh well hindsight is not always 20-20.

  13. a realist says:

    this is pathetic. Might as well check his bat for holes too.

  14. godfather says:

    what the hell can it hurt? he was obviously futile and swinging through balls that had lots of the plate while offering at some beyond reach

  15. emoney says:

    Good job picking up his option. Now trade Granderson!

  16. David Ortizs Dealer says:

    When In HS, I read Pete Rose’s book, How to Hit Better than Anyone Else, the first chapter was on preparation. He mentioned an eye exam before every season as the first thing you do, you can hit what you can’t see. I read a book on scouting, (an old book) and notes were always made of glasses being worn. Its an easy fix, why not check it out.

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