Monday, December 18, 2017
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Granderson returns to DL

ST. PETERSBURG — The Yankees put OF Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a broken knuckle on his left pinky finger and recalled OF Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Granderson was hit by a pitch from Rays LHP Cesar Ramos' in Friday's 9-4 win. Although there's no official timeline for how long Granderson will be sidelined, manager Joe Girardi indicated it could be at least four weeks.

"I think the feelings that we have right now, there's sadness for Curtis," Girardi said.

Granderson missed the first 38 games this season with a broken right forearm, the result of a hit by pitch in his first spring at-bat.

"It's cruel," Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira said. "I had tears in my eyes saying bye to Curtis (Friday). … You really can't say anything. It's just so tough."

The Yankees have been hit hard by injuries. Teixeira, SS Derek Jeter, 3B Alex Rodriguez, LHP Andy Pettitte and INF Kevin Youkilis are all on the disabled list.

Teixeira (wrist) played five innings of defense and went 1-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly in his first extended spring training game at the Yankees' minor-league complex in Tampa.

BREWERS: Manager Ron Roenicke said RH closer Jim Henderson is expected to be out "a while" with a pulled hamstring.

CARDINALS: LHP John Gast left in the second inning with tightness in his pitching shoulder.

NATIONALS: Utility man Jeff Kobernus was called up from Triple-A Syracuse and RHP Yunesky Maya was designated for assignment, giving the team some depth while 2B Danny Espinosa takes a few days off because of a broken right wrist.

ORIOLES: RH reliever Pedro Strop went on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back, and RHP Steve Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

RANGERS: The team acquired OF Joe Benson on a waiver claim from the Twins and optioned him to Double-A Frisco.

TWINS: CF Wilkin Ramirez left in the sixth inning after a scary collision with LF Josh Willingham on a fly ball. He walked off under his own power but appeared to be flexing his jaw.

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