Update: Granderson begins playing in Extended Spring Training

An interview with former Yankee John Ellis
Knobler: Yankees have been asking around for right-handed hitters

4:00pm: Joe Girardi confirmed that Granderson took two at-bats in ExST today, calling it “encouraging.” Well that’s welcome news.

3:30pm: Via Dan Martin: Curtis Granderson has continued to swing a bat at the team’s complex in Tampa, and there’s a chance he will be able to start playing in Extended Spring Training games this weekend. “He’s doing all the things we feel he needs to get ready for a game and hopefully we feel he’ll be in some games pretty soon … So far, we have not had any issues,” said Joe Girardi yesterday.

Granderson, 32, had his forearm broken on the fifth pitch he saw in Grapefruit League play, so he’ll need what amounts to a full Spring Training before rejoining the team. He estimated that at 50-75 at-bats last week. ExST games are informal and Granderson will be able to leadoff every inning, stuff like that, which will speed up the process. Martin says the Yankees are hopeful he will be back in the lineup in about two weeks, which would be swell. It’ll be nice to actually get a player back from the DL for once.

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An interview with former Yankee John Ellis
Knobler: Yankees have been asking around for right-handed hitters
  • Larch

    I think we’ve been told that Boesch has an option left.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewallbreakers Scully

    I think if you look at the lineup in a few weeks with Youk and Grandy back in there… it’s not a poor offense by any means. You can slot Grandy right into the 2-5 area anywhere.

    • Laz

      Only problem is the number of lefties.
      Grandy, Cano, Hafner, and Grandy should be near the top, so you have Youk and Wells to split them up.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I think

    • Mickey Scheister

      I was saying, Lyle Overbay’s herpe still has an option, I think.

  • Bob Buttons

    A belated plague on Happ’s house.

  • the other Steve S.

    Love this line.
    “It’ll be nice to actually get a player back from the DL for once.”

  • Tyler

    He started playing today got 2 Abs in an extended ST game. Please god come back soon.

  • monterowasdinero

    Glad that he didn’t drown in the pool and is back on land.

    /that kind of year

  • FEED.ME.MORE!

    No more injuries please!

    Anything a Yankee player does without getting hurt is good news.

  • Adam Parker

    I was told by someone obviously not in the know that he would be playing in AAA tomorrow against the Gwinnett Braves. I was hoping it was true cuz I’m going to the game tomorrow… bummer.