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Friday, May 24, 2013

Curtis Granderson has fractured left pinky finger

The Yankees just can’t catch up to all these injuries. Less than two weeks after he returned from a fractured right forearm, Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal (left hand) in his left hand when Cesar Ramos hit him with a pitch in the fifth inning. No word on a timetable for his return, but it’s same injury Alex Rodriguez had last season. He missed six weeks. Crud.

Granderson, 32, actually stayed in the game to run the bases before being removed the game after the inning. The trainer did come out to look at him on the bases. In eight games since coming off the DL, Granderson went 7-for-28 (.250) with a double, a homer, and a stolen base. He also moved to the corner outfield in deference to Brett Gardner, playing primarily right field with a smattering of innings in left.

Ichiro Suzuki will presumably return to the lineup on an everyday basis now even though he came into Friday’s game hitting .241/.279/.331 (56 wRC+) in 156 plate appearances on the season.

Thanks to Butch.

Repoz Posted: May 24, 2013 at 10:05 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: May 24, 2013 at 10:10 PM (#4451777)
Cheezus H Rice.
   2. hardrain Posted: May 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM (#4451796)
The Yankee injury parade continued with Phelps getting hit with a comebacker. He was removed. It's just like 1949.
   3. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM (#4451798)
Ichiro Suzuki will presumably return to the lineup on an everyday basis now even though he came into Friday’s game hitting .241/.279/.331 (56 wRC+) in 156 plate appearances on the season.


I wouldn't worry. That Yankee Stadium Boost for Ichiro is coming any day now. Because everyone knew that he was going to repeat his hottest stretch of the last two years and sustain it for the entire year simply because he was returning to Yankee Stadium.
   4. Repoz Posted: May 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4451808)
Plus...

Last 1,494 AB's...Ichiro! slashing along at .273/.305/.356 clip.
   5. McCoy Posted: May 24, 2013 at 11:25 PM (#4451840)
Alfonso Soriano is available.
   6. Blastin Posted: May 24, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4451846)
The way this season is going, they.... will be in first place when he gets back.
   7. asinwreck Posted: May 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM (#4451852)
Joe Girardi:
"It's unfortunate. Usually broken bones don't heal in two weeks unless you're like three years old. Curtis is not three years old anymore," Girardi said. "

Nor is any of the Yankee roster.
   8. Cowboy Popup Posted: May 25, 2013 at 12:33 AM (#4451865)
Unfuckingbelievable. Poor Granderson. Dude is going to be a free agent and he can't stay on the field. This is the third time he's been hit in the hand this season, he was hit there once when he was rehabbing too. Maybe something in his swing is making him extra prone to it. Or its the worst run of luck this side of Jed Lowrie.

Ichiro Suzuki will presumably return to the lineup on an everyday basis now even though he came into Friday’s game hitting .241/.279/.331 (56 wRC+) in 156 plate appearances on the season.

Meanwhile, Chris Dickerson, who the Yanks cut to keep Ichiro!, has produced more value in 44 PAs than Ichiro has all season. For the league minimum and no long term commitment. Heck, Dewayne Wise isn't doing much worse (50 OPS+).

The good news: David Adams continues to rake but refuses to walk. I wonder if he can play the OF?
   9. Greg K Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:40 AM (#4451895)
I wouldn't worry. That Yankee Stadium Boost for Ichiro is coming any day now. Because everyone knew that he was going to repeat his hottest stretch of the last two years and sustain it for the entire year simply because he was returning to Yankee Stadium.

I think the pre-season comments along these lines were more about \"####### Yankees, always signing washed up losers only to have them hit like All-Stars (ie. Vernon Wells)" than "Ichiro's still good!"

In other words, right sentiment, just directed at the wrong has-been. The Yankees probably intended to use their has-been magic pixie dust on Ichiro, but when they acquired Wells late in the off-season they decided he would be the more amusing/annoying resurrection project.
   10. rlc Posted: May 25, 2013 at 05:12 AM (#4451897)
AL Player of the Month for June: Carlos Lee, New York Yankees.

You read it here first.
   11. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: May 25, 2013 at 06:17 AM (#4451900)
Poor Grandy. Crime in Italy.
   12. Blastin Posted: May 25, 2013 at 06:39 AM (#4451904)
Such a good guy, too. I hope he puts it together for a solid remainder of the career next year since he'll probably have to take a pillow deal.

But maybe we can keep him for an extra year because of hit.
   13. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: May 25, 2013 at 06:51 AM (#4451905)
I'm so goth over this injury.
   14. valuearbitrageur Posted: May 25, 2013 at 01:56 PM (#4452018)
Meanwhile, Chris Dickerson, who the Yanks cut to keep Ichiro!, has produced more value in 44 PAs than Ichiro has all season


The Yankees have made so many dumb decisions and been so unlucky this year I can only assume they are far from first place in the toughest division in baseball.
   15. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: May 25, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4452154)
This just in: The Yankees have announced that their entire team is injured and out for the season. Bud Selig says he will be awarding them the World Series trophy tomorrow.

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