Curtis Granderson’s hand is fine. His status report was all of three words.
“It’s all good.”
When he was hit by a pitch last night in Port Charlotte — the AP even got a picture of it — the ball hit the bottom of his hand and the knob of the bat.
“I could have stayed in,” he said. “Joe decided, for precautionary (reasons) to get some ice on it early.”
• Alfredo Aceves gets the start for the Yankees this afternoon. He’ll be followed by Dustin Moseley, Boone Logan and Mark Melancon.
• Three pitchers were also brought up from minor league camp to be available: John Van Benschoten, Jonathan Ortiz and Craig Heyer.
• Scheduled to play off the bench: C Francisco Cervelli, 1B David Winfree, 2B Eduardo Nunez, SS Kevin Russo, 3B Jorge Vazquez, LF Colin Curtis, CF Greg Golson, RF Reid Gorecki, DH Jamie Hoffmann
• Another turn at shortstop for Kevin Russo. I believe his past three games have all been at short.
• Interesting that Jon Weber got the start in a game when Jamie Hoffmann is on the trip.