Having known what Curtis Granderson went through to return from a fractured right forearm, Mark Teixeira was visibly upset Friday night when Granderson suffered a fractured left pinkie.

“It’s cruel, I had tears in my eyes saying good-bye to Curtis,’’ Teixeira said Saturday after participating in an extended spring training game against the Pirates at the Yankees’ minor league complex yesterday morning, along with Kevin Youkilis. “You can’t say anything, it’s so tough.’’

Teixeira is nearing the end of a long road back from a right wrist tendon injury, suffered in early March taking swings while preparing for the World Baseball Classic. He understands what Granderson, who suffered the first fracture in his initial spring training at-bat, has endured — and what lies ahead.

The Yankees, who scored a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Rays in 11 innings Saturday, haven’t announced how long Granderson — who returned May 14 and played eight games — will be out, but a short-end guess is four weeks. He will be examined by team doctors tomorrow.

Last year, Alex Rodriguez suffered a similar injury in the same area and missed 36 games.

“When you’ve played as long as Curtis has, and you have to take two months off, and then the excitement of getting back, on a first-place team, playing in front of the big crowds again, to have it taken away after eight games is, like I said, it’s cruel,’’ said Teixeira, who played five innings at first base yesterday, going 1-for-5 with a double and sacrifice fly.

If everything goes well, Teixeira could be with the Yankees on Friday night at Yankee Stadium for the opener of their three-game series against the Red Sox. He said there is a chance he won’t be activated because the Yankees might want him to take a day off after two games with Double-A Trenton.