Granderson showed teammates his hand and received a lot of pats on back in dugout. Now Ichiro is stretching. Could mean X-Rays for Grandy.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) May 25, 2013
Curtis Granderson left tonight's game with a fractured left fifth metacarpal (knuckle on pinky finger).— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 25, 2013
Granderson's Fractured fifth metacarpal is same injury that A-Rod suffered last year, when HBP in Seattle. Missed 36 games, about 6 weeks.— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) May 25, 2013
Just as it looked like Curtis Granderson was beginning to put it together at the plate after returning from a broken arm he suffered in his first at-bat of Spring Training, it looks like the Yankees are right back where they started. Granderson was plunked on the hand and was replaced by Ichiro Suzuki in the field the following inning. As Curry notes above, he was sent for X-Rays which, as Hoch notes, revealed a fractured knuckle in his pinky finger.
The Yankees plan to release more information after the game and I'll update this post when that information is released. Maybe they will have a timetable for his return at that time. Stay tuned, but it looks like plenty more everyday Ichiro is in our future.
Girardi said Granderson will miss a minimum of 4 weeks.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 25, 2013
Just as I type this, David Phelps is coming out of the game after being hit by a line drive that appeared to injure his elbow. Why are you so cruel, baseball? Haven't we suffered enough?
X rays negative on David Phelps. Right forearm contusion.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 25, 2013
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