When a player like Curtis Granderson breaks his arm, the team he plays for is going to be in trouble. Granderson broke his arm during a Spring Training game for the New York Yankees Sunday (Feb. 24). According to a report from the game, he will be out until at least the first week of May with a fractured right forearm. Consider the Yankees officially in trouble.
Granderson was hit by a pitch from J.A. Happ and had to immediately exit the game. X-rays at a hospital showed that his forearm was fractured and suddenly the outfield experiment for the Yankees is already out the window. Granderson was moving to left field for the Yankees this season so that Brett Gardner could play center field, but now the team is suddenly short on outfielders again.
Last season for the Yankees, Granderson posted 43 home runs and 106 RBIs, though he did struggle to a .232 batting average. Still, he was a home run threat almost nightly that the Yankees could have really used in the 2013 MLB season. Now the offense could struggle even further, especially with Alex Rodriguez already out with hip surgery and Derek Jeter trying to fight back from an ankle injury of his own.
Curtis Granderson breaking his arm will also affect his value in the world of fantasy baseball, as owners are taking a risk selecting him early in drafts. He will definitely play this season, but it looks like he will miss at least 30 games already. If he has any delays in the rehab from this forearm injury, he could miss even more time this season.
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