Grandy dodges DL, expects to return soon

April, 15, 2014
Apr 15
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PHOENIX -- Curtis Granderson, whose left side was beat up after colliding with the outfield wall Monday attempting a catch, will avoid the disabled list.

Granderson planned to have a light batting-practice session, throw and take a few balls in the outfield Tuesday at Chase Field.

Still, given the Mets have a day game Wednesday and are off Thursday, it may be most prudent for Granderson to wait until Friday to reenter the lineup.

"When I got up, just even walking around was a lot better than I expected it to be," Granderson said Tuesday. "And then as we continued to go and warm up and go through treatment and all that good stuff, things are feeling a lot better. ... If it continues like this, we should be back sooner than later."

Granderson suffered bruises to his left forearm, rib cage and knee on the attempted catch of Miguel Montero's first-inning shot . The most severe issue turned out to be with Granderson's knee.

"Which is kind of interesting, because that wasn't the initial impact," Granderson said. "But I think the reason I feel it the most is because that's what does everything -- running, walking, swinging. That's the one I feel the most. The arm and the ribs are sore, but all baseball movement things, it doesn't bother it."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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