The Yankees dropped their Grapefuit League game to the Blue Jays 2-0 this afternoon at Steinbrenner Field but the biggest loss happened five pitches into Curtis Granderson‘s first at-bat. Toronto starter J.A. Happ hit Granderson in the right forearm. He was immediately taken out of the game as a precaution and a few innings later, the Yankees announced that Granderson suffered a fractured forearm and that he will be out 10 weeks.
Kevin Youkilis, who was on deck when Granderson was hit said, “It didn’t sound good.” And now we know, it wasn’t good at all.
It’s not a season-ending injury by any means and if there’s good news to come out of it, at least it happened early in Spring Training. Because of that, if things go as planned and Granderson doesn’t suffer any setbacks, he’ll be back a month into the season.
The game itself was pretty uneventful. Youkilis made good contact in his at bat, driving the ball to the warning track a couple of times but had nothing to show for his effort. He finished 0-2. Another new Yankee, Travis Hafner, finished the day 1-2 with a double.
The Yankees finished with 11 hits.