New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson left Sunday afternoon’s Grapefruit League game against the Toronto Blue Jays after being hit with a J.A. Happ pitch on his right wrist during his first plate appearance.
Team trainers evaluated Granderson right after being hit by the pitch, and the decision was made almost immediately to remove him from the game. YES Network’s Jack Curry reported that the initial diagnosis was a bruised forearm, but that the 31-year-old outfielder would undergo a precautionary x-ray. There should be a more complete report on Granderson’s status after Sunday’s game, and Manager Joe Girardi indicated during a fifth inning interview that there is definitely some concern about Granderson’s status.
Ronnier Mustelier, who was slated to play left field for the second half of Sunday’s home opener, pinch ran for Granderson and remained in the game.
Granderson missed just two games in 2012, and hit a team-leading 43 homers for New York last, batting .232 with 106 RBIs.
Update 3:02 PM: Michael Kay just reported on the YES Network that Granderson is out for ten weeks with a fractured right forearm.
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