May
24

Curtis Granderson out at least four weeks with fractured pinky

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The Yankees just can’t get ahead of all these injuries. Less than two weeks after he returned from a fractured right forearm, Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal (pinky) in his left hand when Cesar Ramos hit him with a pitch in the fifth inning on Friday’s game. Joe Girardi indicated he will miss a minimum of four weeks, but they won’t have a firm timetable until he sees a specialist on Monday. There’s a chance Curtis will need surgery.

Granderson, 32, actually stayed in the game to run the bases before being removed after the inning. The trainer did come out to look at him while he was on the bases, but not until he reached third base because they were originally waved off. In eight games since coming off the DL, Granderson went 7-for-28 (.250) with a double, a homer, and a stolen base. He also moved to the corner outfield in deference to Brett Gardner, playing primarily right field with a smattering of innings in left.

Ichiro Suzuki will presumably return to the lineup on an everyday basis even though he came into Friday’s game hitting .241/.279/.331 (56 wRC+) in 156 plate appearances on the season. Brennan Boesch is the obvious candidate to be called up from Triple-A Scranton to fill the roster spot; he’s gone 5-for-28 (.179) with a double in seven games since being sent down. The Yankees have hard enough time generating offense as it is, so losing Granderson is pretty devastating.

Categories : Injuries

63 Comments»

  1. fabricio says:

    oh for f*cks sake i hope he’s aright and just day to day

  2. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    When. will. it. end.

  3. Eddard says:

    This would be just our luck. They didn’t take him out right away which makes me think it’s not as serious. Curtis had just broken his hand so if it happened again he’d know it. Just when their lineup was going to be respectable again.

  4. W.B. Mason Williams says:

    Tommy John surgery for sure.

  5. Cuso says:

    12-team league My fantasy team: Utley, Middlebrooks, Hanley, Reyes, Victorini, Granderson, Stanton, Austin Jackson….

    Not leaving me many reserve spots to work with, fellas

  6. OldYanksFan says:

    professionalballplayer!

  7. VO III says:

    Wasn’t watching the game, were they intentionally pitching him inside? seems like the Yankees get more than their fair share of this BS… pitchers need to protect their hitters…

    • V says:

      Yep, over and over and over and over again. Then in a 7-0 game they pitch Cano up and in and hit HIM in the hand. I want Longoria hit 2-3 times (ideally with a fractured f***ing wrist).

    • forensic says:

      Pitchers pitching batters to their weaknesses is BS? Maybe if Granderson would read some pitches better and not start his swing almost halfway on a pitch clearly in and out of the zone (though he sets up close to the plate anyway), then he’d avoid this…

  8. Leg-End says:

    Dammit coaches didn’t look too happy then, presumably Granderson news coming in.

  9. Hate the rays says:

    Yankees need to issue kevlar gloves to the hitters

  10. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Of course it’s a broken bone.

  11. fabricio says:

    well hes on the disabled list again

  12. trr says:

    It is. Broken finger

  13. The Real Greg says:

    So unless you want to see more Ichiro, the Yankees might have to make a trade.

  14. Eddard says:

    If we didn’t have bad luck we’d have none. Ichiro will now continue to start and Ben Francisco lives another month.

  15. Paulc says:

    You ever see any season like this one? Simply put…piss!!!

  16. SDB says:

    Oh you’re fucking kidding me…

  17. Eddard says:

    Now Phelpsy hit by a line drive. He’ll probably have to have his arm amputated.

  18. The Real Greg says:

    And now Phelps gets hit in the right arm by a line drive.

  19. lightSABR says:

    Another beanball-broken bone.

    I’m speechless. This season is just unbelievable.

  20. Travis L. says:

    Would you guys bring back Boesch or bring up Almonte? It may be nice to bring up the SH, instead of another LH.

  21. LarryM Fl says:

    Granderson broken knuckle on left hand according to Rays TV. You got to feel sorry for Grandy.

  22. mike says:

    He broke his knuckle per the tampa station

  23. The Doctor says:

    Sick of these scrubs knocking out important players… Granted it’s only been twice and both to the same player but that’s more than enough.

  24. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The Yankees will be 15 games in first place by the time he’s back.

  25. Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain) says:

    Please kill me.

  26. Mykey says:

    I just don’t understand this.

  27. nsalem says:

    A-Rod’s OPS was .710 in 129 PA’s after coming back from that injury. His hip may have had as much to do with it also.

  28. Mike HC says:

    Can Adams play corner outfield when Youk gets back?

    • Preston says:

      He sure as hell can try, it’s hard to imagine a guy who’s athletic enough to handle 2b and 3b and has a solid arm being so bad on defense that he isn’t better than the offensive black hole that is Ichiro.

  29. The Real Greg says:

    I would rather they call up Thomas Neal than Brennan Boesch.

  30. Foley's Gwar says:

    I think Grandy was busy banging scrub pitchers’ girlfriends all offseason.

  31. forensic says:

    Almost the worst part of this? Francisco gets an even longer stay of execution. Well, that and Boesch being back.

    Oh, and that Granderson is out…

  32. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Obviously I feel for Curtis, but in terms of the team, I don’t even care at this point, honestly. We played well without him before. This tea makes no sense, so what point is there in being bummed about it?

  33. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Looks like it’s probably going to be Boesch.

    https://twitter.com/RailRidersTT/status/338124818467651584

    • forensic says:

      That’s about as unsurprising as can be.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

        I suppose it’s possible he was called in to be told he was being DFA’d to make room on the 40-man roster for Neal (or Musty).

        Wishful thinking.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Let’s not go nuts. Still relatively young. Has MLB success under his belt. Had an option this year. You’re going to want this guy in the franchise going into 2014.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

            Horrible defender. Hasn’t hit for a long time now. If having Brennan Boesch in the organization makes a significant difference in 2014, the Yankees have serious problems.

            That said, the wishful thinking was about calling up Neal, not DFA’ing Boesch.

          • vicki says:

            there you go. two of us on the boesch bus.

          • forensic says:

            You’re going to want this guy in the franchise going into 2014

            Not really. Terrible defensively, no baserunning value. Hasn’t hit in the majors in awhile, and in his time in the majors he has like 4 good months in over 3 years.

            You could get the same, or likely better, production from guys already in the organization or guys typically always available for just about nothing.

            It’s not going to happen, but he’s no loss if it were to.

    • Travis L. says:

      Why???? He hits like shit…is left handed…wtf. I’d rather call up Melky Mesa, with his right handed, powerful, strike out 100 times a game self. Cant be worse that Boesch.

      #veteranpresents

  34. mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

    “losing Granderson is pretty devastating.”

    Isn’t this a bit much? Its a lost, but they been doing ok without him and there are some reinforcements not far off.

    Phelps to me would have been a much bigger lost.

    But whatever JUST KEEP WINNING!!

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