Curtis Granderson remains questionable for Opening Day, but Joe Girardi keeps growing a little more optimistic that he’ll have his center fielder from the very beginning. It seems to be a cautious optimism, but the idea isn’t off the table.
“Every day he can take the next step, you have to be optimistic,” Girardi said. “But you still want to see it turned up.”
Everything went as planned today, and the Yankees are planning to have Granderson take batting practice tomorrow (regular BP with the coaches, not live BP against a pitcher). The last big league spring training game is Tuesday, there will be a minor league game on Wednesday — in theory Granderson could play in that — and Opening Day is Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Yankees got fairly good news on Chris Dickerson. He took batting practice today, but the team’s still not sure what exactly is wrong with him.
“He felt better today,” Girardi said. “Still not sure if it’s a slight strain or just a cramp.”