Granderson breaks right forearm, to be out 10 weeks
Terrible news for the Yankees. Granderson was hit by a pitch in his first At Bat today and X-Rays revealed he has a fracture in his right forearm. The Yanks could ill-afford to lose his power and will now have to scramble to replace Granderson. In-house options include veterans in camp on Minor-lg deals such as Juan Rivera & Thomas Neal, veteran minor-leaguers like Cubans Ronnier Mustelier & Adonis Garcia as well as their 2 highest ranking OF prospects Zoilo Almonte & Melky Mesa.
If he's out for 10 weeks, that would bring him back during the first week in May. They could go out and look to bring in a veteran OF like Alfonso Soriano but if Granderson will only miss approximately 5 weeks, do they want to bring in a significant player? I think they need to be patient and look at the in-house options before doing anything hasty. A platoon of Rivera or Mustelier from the Right Side and Zoilo from the left side might not be a bad idea. Sure would be nice to have Chris Dickerson right about now!