Two days into the exhibition season the Yankees have a huge hole in a lineup that was lacking muscle to begin with.
In his initial spring training at-bat today Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured right forearm when an A.J. Happ fastball was up and in to the left-handed hitter in the opening frame.
Six innings later the Yankees announced Granderson would need 10 weeks to be "Major League ready.''
So, a lineup that lost roughly 100 homers due to free agency, will be without Granderson's 43 homers and 106 RBIs until May 12 at the earliest.
"You can only control what you can,'' Granderson said of his emotions upon hearing the diagnosis after X-rays were taken. "To be down and pout is not going to change anything. Obviously, it's a big bump in the road.''
Yankees' Granderson out 10 weeks with broken arm
New York Post | Feb 24