Cashman: Granderson stays in center

April, 9, 2013
4/09/13
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This morning, I suggested keeping Brett Gardner in center for good. It is evident he is a better center fielder than Curtis Granderson.

So would the Yankees entertain the idea of keeping Gardner in center and putting Granderson in left when he returns?

"I don't think so," Cashman said.

Cashman's answer is two-fold. No. 1, without spring training, the Yankees didn't get to see how Granderson would adapt to left so they will likely keep him in center. Second, Cashman does not want to create an issue about the left-center debate if he doesn't have to.

Still, I sort of wonder if the Yankees will talk about this a little further before Granderson is due back early next month. It has to be frustrating to put out an inferior alignment when you don't have to.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.271 16 70 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146