[Curtis Granderson] MRI showed strain of internal oblique. Granderson “slightly concerned” about being ready for Opening Day.
Not good news for the Yankees. This could mean he sits out until the season starts and play opening day or it could mean a trip to the DL. It’s hard to tell with oblique strains. Joba Chamberlain and Sergio Mitre had minor oblique strains this spring and got past them with no problems. But Mitre dealt with an oblique strain last season that cost him nearly two months. Really it depends if it lingers or he has any setbacks.
This means that even if he doesn’t start the season on the DL they’ll probably need to carry somebody who could play in the outfield in an emergency. That means that Justin Maxwell, Greg Golson, or Colin Curtis could start the season with the team. Or the Yankees could choose to use Ramiro Pena as their emergency outfielder.
Check back as we’ll have more updates for Granderson as they happen.