Curtis Granderson activated by the Yankees; Vidal Nuno optioned to Triple-A

Jim Rogash

At long last, Curtis Granderson has been activated by the Yankees after recovering from a broken arm that he suffered in his first at-bat of Spring Training. His replacement outfielders have performed well in his absence, but it's difficult to deny that a 40+ home run threat being added to this lineup provides a boost that should be welcomed, regardless of what Jon Heyman has to say about it.

To make room for Granderson on the 25-man roster, Vidal Nuno was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after his strong start against the Indians in yesterday's doubleheader. Nuno would be unavailable for the next few days, so the Yankees will keep Brett Marshall around as a long relief option, likely until Nuno is ready to rejoin the team.

It is unclear just yet which starting outfielder will be relegated to more of a part-time role now that Granderson is back. It's possible that the four of them could just be rotated at Joe Girardi's will, but I doubt that they are going to allow Granderson to be a part time player. All of Vernon Wells, Brett Gardner, and Ichiro Suzuki have done fairly well to this point, but if you have to remove one from the lineup in favor of Granderson, Ichiro is probably the most obvious candidate of the three.


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