Granderson out 10 weeks with broken arm

Posted: 02/24/2013 by levcohen in Baseball

Now that seems painful. Curtis Granderson fractured his forearm in his first spring training at bat. In the top of the first, he took a pitch from J.A. Happ that hit him squarely in the wrist. As he was escorted off the field, he seemed to be in a lot of pain (now we know why. Ouch.) Both Granderson and manager Joe Girardi were surprised at the severity of the injury.”It was just one specific spot,” Granderson said. “Nothing moved up or down. No numbness. No tingling. Just that spot. Kind of felt like you hit your funny bone, but only in that spot.” ”I was actually kind of shocked,” Girardi added. “He wasn’t in a lot of pain. I guess he’s got a high pain threshold.” In the second inning, Yankees starter Adam Warren hit Brett Lawrie with a pitch. Granderson didn’t believe either HBP was on purpose, though. As for the on field implications, the Yankees take another huge blow. The already injury ridden team lost their best power hitter and at the start of the season could be down to just two players (Mark Teixera and Robinson Cano) who gave the team 20-homer power. The Yanks were already hurting in the power department after letting Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez, Nick Swisher, Endy Chavez and Andrew Jones gone. Plus, Alex Rodriguez (by the way, I haven’t been posting about the steroid stuff and I really don’t want to. Read the baseball news.) might not play this year. So the Yankees have gone from possible AL East champions to likely third place finishers (never count them out). It’ll be interesting to see if they make any moves to try to rebound from this.

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