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Granderson’s status uncertain until tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 22, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson felt something in his right oblique during his last swing of batting practice this morning. He didn’t tell the Yankees right away and instead went forward with his usual pregame running and throwing.

“He said that did not bother him, so that’ at least encouraging,” Joe Girardi said. “But I think you really have to wait to see how he feels tomorrow to have a good handle on what it is and decide what we do next.”

Girardi said that, as of now, no tests are scheduled, but the Yankees really aren’t sure what they’re dealing with. They’ve seen Sergio Mitre’s oblique injury cost him only a couple of days, and they’ve seen Greg Golson’s cost two full weeks.

“I’m concerned,” Girardi said. “But at least he gave us a good sign by being able to go out there and saying if it was the season, he would have played. But I think you still have to wait because there’s adrenalin in there.”

Also, Brian Cashman says the Yankees aren’t interested in recently released Mets starter Oliver Perez.

“I was asked above me to look into it just to be certain,” Cashman said. “We always look at everything, but it’s not something that right now makes sense for us based on everything we’ve seen.”

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