The New York Yankees had been tinkering with the idea of moving Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner around the outfield this season. It doesn’t look like they’ll have to worry about that for the foreseable future.
During his first plate appearance of Spring Training, Granderson got popped by a J.A. Happ pitch on his forearm. And the results of the tests aren’t good. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, he has a busted forearm and will be out 10 weeks.
“Granderson has a fracrured [sic] right forearm. Estimated that he will be major league ready in 10 weeks,” Curry tweets before thoroughly checking his spelling.
This creates some big problems for the Bombers. Gardner will stay in centerfield, but who will play in left? Juan Rivera will probably play some and Matt Diaz could too. Or, they could go out and make a trade, but not sure who you are going to get in Spring Training.