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 MLB.com:
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 Fantasypros.com, 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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