As if the Yankees needed this. Slugger Curtis Granderson has suffered a broken forearm in today's exhibition game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.
According to the USA Today on Feb. 24, Granderson was struck by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in his first at-bat in a spring training game this year. Granderson will be out 10 weeks or possibly more after suffering a fractured right forearm.
"I didn't think it was (fractured)," Granderson said in an interview on the YES Network. ".Even as we got the X-ray, they asked if it was throbbing. I came and saw (the X-ray) myself.
Losing a star like Granderson, who still can cover a lot of ground in center field, will be a tough one for New York.
With A-Rod out for who really knows how long, and the captain Derek Jeter trying to make a comeback from an injury suffered in the 2012 ALCS vs. Detroit, the Yankees were already starting to get thin in the batting order.
Losing your best home run hitter from a year ago is the last thing the Bombers needed.
"We'll just have to have guys step up," first baseman Mark Teixeira said on YES. "It's going to be tough."
With their two biggest power sluggers out for all of April and possibly May, things will be tough early on in the Bronx.