Curtis Granderson Returns from Disabled List Friday

May 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

Brian Cashman spoke with reporters yesterday and announced that the Yankees plan to activate center fielder Curtis Granderson from the disabled list come this Friday.

This is big news for the Yankees who have been inconsistent in the outfield, both offensively and defensively, since he went down.

Granderson last played on May 1st, and Marcus Thames has gotten most of the playing time in his absence. During that time he has hit .250 with a .396 OBP, and an un-Thames like .361SLG. Thames also won a game with a walk-off homer only to lose the next game with a dropped fly ball late.

Granderson has been rehabbing with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees, and in three games he has four hits in 11 at-bats, for a .364 average.


Before Granderson went down, he had been hitting .225 with a .311 OBP and a .686 OPS. Those numbers are low, but the consistency he provides defensively and his potential at the plate will be a huge lift for the Yankees.


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