Injury Update: Derek Jeter & Curtis Granderson

Game Eight: Can They Make It Three?
Yankees hammer Indians for third straight win

Via Chad Jennings: Derek Jeter did some light running today, his first time doing anything more aggressive than walking since receiving a cortisone shot and being shut down with lingering soreness/inflammation in his surgically repaired left ankle. He also hit in the batting cages and took ground balls with a little bit of side-to-side movement. The Cap’n is making progress, but it still seems like he’s a ways off. At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t return until sometime in May.

In other news, Curtis Granderson has been cleared to swing a bat underwater. Joe Girardi said he is hopeful Granderson can start hitting off a tee and soft toss by the weekend. He’s been running and shagging fly balls for a while, but this is the first time he’s been cleared to do something with his right (broken) arm. Hopefully he’s not much more than two or three weeks away from returning.

Game Eight: Can They Make It Three?
Yankees hammer Indians for third straight win
  • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

    Want them both back by the early May. I’m headed to Coors Field for 2 games, May 7th and 8th.

    • Pseudoyanks

      I’m going to that series too!

      • The Real Me (Cris Pengiucci)

        Got your seats yet? Going with my wife and grandson to one game and with friends from work to the other.

        • Pseudoyanks

          No, I haven’t picked up seats yet. I’m going to hit 2 of the 3. I should probably get seats this week.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    “Took ground balls with a little bit of side-to-side movement”

    So you mean game situations, right?

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  • The Other Sam

    Any idea of where/when these two will get their rehab games? Like to if there’s a chance I can catch them in an SWB @ Rochester game.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Swinging a bat underwater? Really?

    • Caballo Sin Nombre

      Wow, I hope he doesn’t drown!

    • Rick

      Though the same thing. I mean that’s clearly the way I learned to swing the stick. Every try swinging one of those noodles under water? NOT HAPPENING. Though you get some serious authority as soon as they come above water. Basically the PED of pool baseball.

  • Frank

    Factoring conditioning and rehab games, I’m betting mid-May for Granderson and June at the earliest for Jeter(assuming no setback).

  • Eddard

    Imagine this lineup-


    If Wells can play RF you can sit Ichiro. Against LHP you DH Jeter and play Nuney at SS. I think they’re above average without these injured guys so just imagine how good they’ll be when they return.

    • Jersey Joe

      You’re forgetting Boesch in the RF discussion. Anyway, I’m also excited about where this team is headed.

      • Wolfgangs Fault

        Once Granderson’s back, Say bye-bye to Boesch.

        • Jim Is Bored

          Boesch Francisco.

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  • Pinkie Pie

    “In other news, Curtis Granderson has been cleared to swing a bat underwater.”

    That seemed incredulous to me at first, but after doing some research, apparently swinging bats underwater is actually a thing. Gary Sheffield and Tony Gwynn used to do it.

    • Mike Axisa

      Yeah, I’ve heard of guys working out and swinging in a pool, then going right into the batting cage. After swinging underwater the bat feels like a toothpick in the cage.

    • Dale Mohorcic

      A statement can have no beliefs of its own.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        My inner grammar Nazi wanted to correct him too, but I beat the impulse down.

    • Brian in MA

      In other news, the New York Mets have been cleared to begin playing full baseball games underwater.

  • Mick taylor

    If jeter can only dh or predominately dh he will hurt the team hafner is better than jeter against right-handers. Yuk has been great . No way do I want arod back this year if it takes away at bats from yuk. Wells should basically Play everyday, even after grandy is back.In fact, this team may be better just the way it is.

    • Wolfgangs Fault

      Agree completely & he’s a mighty fine guitar player too. Would like to add it would be nice to see Texeira do what Well’s has been doing so far & that’s go the other way when it’s there for you, baby, go the other way. I’ve been very happy w/Overbey filling in & will hate to see him go once Tex is back. Suddenly, this Yankee team is looking like a lower case “j” juggernaut. The Pitching holds up, the present group stays healthy, this is a championship calibre ballclub.

    • New Guy

      OK, Ok. Let’s calm down here. They have played 8 games and you want to cut Jeter, A-Rod (ehh.. ok maybe), and Granderson? These past few games have been very nice and encouraging, but Granderson and Jeter are very imporant players on this team. When Granderson can get back, Wells will be a very nice bench bat/4th outfielder option. Jeter can take his spot at short and allow Nunez to become a utility type player (if the yanks allow that). Even A-rod can be a platoon type DH with Hafner, although thats really not important in my opinion until we can see if A-rod even has anything left. I think what we can take from these past 3 days is this; this team is capable of sticking around until some of the regulars return. With three players set to eventually return, who will play well enough to stick around?