Granderson Leaves with Groin Strain

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson left today’s game during the 6th inning after he injured his groin while going first to third on a single.

The last we heard Granderson was on his way to the hospital for an MRI to assess the extent of the damage. Until we get that news it is impossible to say how long he will be out, but a DL stint should be expected. The question now is if this is a two-week stay on the DL or something more significant. For a player with Granderson’s speed an injury like this could potentially take a while to fully recover from.

This means that for the time being Brett Gardner will play center field and Randy Winn and Marcus Thames will probably take turns playing left field. The Yankees will probably call somebody up from the minor leagues too. With Colin Curtis also on the DL that means that either Greg Golson or Chad Huffman will get called up if Granderson does indeed go on the DL.

Normally I would have guessed that Huffman would be the one to get the call, but he has struggled since joining the Yankee organization, he’s batting .204 with a .658 OPS in 14 games this year. The Yankees are also going to want to replace Granderson’s defense and Golson is the better defender so he may be the one to get the call instead.

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3 Responses to Granderson Leaves with Groin Strain

  1. smurfy says:

    Mo wants to play some outfield, though I think his windage better be good for those long cutter throws to the plate.

    • smurfy says:

      Hey, Joe! He used the same joke, said Mo would have to start his throw to the plate halfway up the line. Is he stealing my material? Or did they tape the Joe G Show Saturday?

  2. smurfy says:

    Relish the thought of Gardner and Golson on base in Fenway. Victor Martinez would get neck strain from swivelling.