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Grandy injury hurts outfield plans

Broken forearm makes it difficult for Yankees to shift Gardner to center in 2013

Updated: February 24, 2013, 8:17 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Curtis Granderson may go down as the first player in baseball history to hold onto a job with a busted arm.

He may not be able to grip a bat or throw a baseball for the next two months, but the irony of the injury he suffered in his first real at-bat of the spring is that it will make it very difficult for the Yankees to do what they clearly had intended, which was to make Brett Gardner their everyday center fielder for 2013.

Now, thanks to the fractured ...

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