Curtis Granderson Breaks Forearm

We tell you how long he'll be out and how far his draft stock will fall.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Bad news bears for the Grandy-man and the Yankees as the All-Star outfielder got drilled in his first Spring Training at-bat. Here is the news via

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson sustained a fractured right forearm in his first plate appearance of the Grapefruit League season and is expected to be sidelined from action for approximately 10 weeks, the team said.

Granderson was drilled by a pitch from Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ while batting in the bottom of the first inning on Sunday and was initially diagnosed with a bruised forearm. Precautionary X-rays taken by Dr. Daniel Murphy in Tampa revealed the fracture. The Yankees said that the 10-week estimate is for Granderson to return to being completely Major League ready. The Yankees planned to have a starting outfield of Granderson, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki in some alignment on Opening Day; Granderson's injury should create more spring playing time for non-roster candidates Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera, as well as promising prospect Zoilo Almonte.

According to, Granderson had an ADP of 21 before the injury. I would say this now puts him at a mid-round pick at best.

The Yankees and fantasy managers are already closely monitoring Derek Jeter's progress this spring.

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