Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Injury Roundup: Grandy 'pretty close'
By Andrew Marchand
Curtis Granderson is expected to be the first of the big-time Yankees to return from the disabled list.
"He's probably pretty close," Joe Girardi said.
With Kevin Youkilisbeing added to the DL, this seems as good a time as any to provide an update on each of the injured Yankees. From interviews with Girardi and Brian Cashman, we are providing our best guesses for when you could see each of the Yankees on the field.
Note, the Yankees are not setting dates, on or off the record, so these are the best guesses with the information I have available:
THE SKINNY: Granderson is in spring training mode, but very soon could be playing in games. He will need 50 rehab at-bats, he has said.
The Yankees could speed up the process by having Granderson play in some extended spring games in which Grandy could receive five at-bats in five innings, but however you slice it, it seems he will need at least seven-to-10 days worth of rehab.
He could be in rehab games by the end of the week or the weekend, Girardi said.
THE SKINNY: Jeter is with the team, but remains in a walking boot. The Yankees aren't revealing any plans about Jeter's rehab because it hasn't been decided yet. At the end of the homestand, the Yankees will decide if Jeter will remain in New York or return to Tampa for the next stage of his rehab.