McCarron: Granderson and Nix will start rehab assignments tomorrow

Audio: A-Rod's doctor says there is no quad injury
Heyman: Yankees have checked in on Justin Morneau

Via Anthony McCarron: Both Curtis Granderson (hand) and Jayson Nix (hamstring) will begin minor league rehab assignments with High-A Tampa tomorrow. Nix actually played for one of the Rookie GCL Yanks teams today, going 0-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch while playing five innings at third base. Granderson confirmed he will be with Tampa through the weekend, and I assume he’ll need a longer rehab stint than Nix given the nature of their injuries. Both guys have been getting at-bats in simulated games this week.

Audio: A-Rod's doctor says there is no quad injury
Heyman: Yankees have checked in on Justin Morneau
  • JLC 776

    The way things are going, I guarantee one of them re-injures themselves before making it all the way back.

    • trr

      I say Nix, Grandy’s already had two…

      • Gonzo

        Imagine if Andrew Brackman puts a fastball in a bad spot and one of those guys has a setback?

        • Havok9120

          Lynch mobs. That’s what will happen.

        • pat

          Luckily we don’t have any affiliates in the Carolina League.

    • JCK

      I just assumed Nix getting hit by a pitch has already resulted in something breaking.

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  • Pseudoyanks

    Let’s hope they don’t join the Quad Squad.

    • JLC 776

      There are two spots still open…

      • Pseudoyanks

        That’s what I’m worried about.

  • Hassey

    Arghh ye maties – let’s start rearranging these deck chairs on this here Titanic

    • Havok9120

      Where’d you find a pirate with that accent in the 20th Century?

  • Short Porch

    What if they both come back for the last 50 games and play as one would expect from them? The Yanks are only 3.5 games out of the wildcard even with the injuries and the bottom tier offense. As dreadful as this season has been, it could also be glorious, as much of a long shot as it is now. Above all, for that reason, The Yanks need Jeter back. Maybe, just maybe they have one run left in them. A little faith, people!

    • I’m One

      Nix won’t add much. Granderson could be a big boost. But yes, i agree it would be pretty amazing and gratifing for the Yankees to make the playoffs after all the injuries they’ve sustained this year.

  • Crime Dog

    Wonder when Cashman is gonna say that Granderson needs to STFU.

    In all seriousness, I’m excited to have both these guys back. Granderson would instantly become the 2nd best hitter in the lineup, and Nix has been missed, amazingly.

  • KeithK

    Betting pool for when they get reinjured?

    • Bo Knows

      50 fake dollars on anaphylaxis caused by a chili cheese dog

  • Bo Knows

    Who is this Granderson fellow? It sounds familiar……

    • Havok9120

      Didn’t we pick him up last weekend for Melky and IPK?

      He has big shoes to fill.

  • Eddard

    I’d send Nixy right to AAA. The duo of Lillibridge and Nuney won the ballgame for us last night. Don’t want to break that chemistry.

    Granderson is the big bat we need back. With him, Soriano and Robbie we’d have a decent middle of the order again.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Nunez and Lilly World Tour 2013!