St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - New York Yankees outfielder Curtis
Granderson is back on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a fractured
knuckle on his left pinkie finger.
The Yankees made the roster move on Saturday, a day after Granderson was hit
by a pitch from Tampa Bay's Cesar Ramos in the fifth inning of a 9-4 New York
Granderson began the season on the disabled list, recovering from a broken
right wrist he sustained in his first plate appearance of spring training. He
missed the first 38 games of the season and had just returned to the lineup on
May 14. In eight games he is hitting .250 with a home run.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi wouldn't speculate on how long Granderson would be
sidelined, but the three-time All-Star is expected to visit a specialist when
the team returns to New York following this weekend's series in St.
The Yankees filled Granderson's roster spot by recalling outfielder Brennan
Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Boesch was hitting just .209 with two homers and five runs batted in over 20
games with the Yankees before being sent down when Granderson returned. He was
batting just .179 in seven minor league games.
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