Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tough break for Granderson, Yankees

Bad break for Curtis Granderson having to go on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin, a type of injury that tends to happen easily in baseball and can be tough to recover from. Heading for third base, Granderson was in obvious pain and had to immediately be removed from the game by Joe Girardi. You knew it was serious when the manager mentioned the DL in his post-game interview without even knowing the MRI results.

If it's only two weeks, the New York Yankees can weather that storm. Brett Gardner has played very well offensively and defensively and Marcus Thames has hit a ton when he's been in the lineup. Any longer than two weeks, the Yankees will have to start thinking about getting some help.

Even before the injury, Granderson was struggling offensively, with just a .225 batting average, two homers and seven ribbies. In contrast, Austin Jackson, the centerpiece of the deal to get Granderson, is hitting .356 and has already scored 21 runs in the leadoff spot.
But the injury is a shame for Curtis. It seemed like he was getting really comfortable with the Yankees, enjoying playing with Derek Jeter & Co. and meeting Yankee legends like Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson. Hopefully, this will just be a minor bump in the road for him.

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