Yankees’ Granderson breaks forearm, out 10 weeks

Updated: February 24, 2013

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson
will be sidelined for 10 weeks after suffering a fractured right forearm
during Sunday’s spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Granderson was drilled by an inside pitch from Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ
in the first inning. Granderson left the game in obvious pain and was
initially diagnosed with a bruised forearm.

He was taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which revealed the fracture.

Granderson played the top half of the first in left field, as the Yankees
experiment with moving Brett Gardner to center field. New York planned to have
a starting outfield of Granderson, Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki in some alignment
on opening day.

The 31-year-old Granderson hit .232 with a team-leading 43 homers and 106 RBI
in 160 games last season.