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Granderson possible for tomorrow (plus a Nova update)

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Curtis Granderson [2]Joe Girardi acknowledged tonight that it’s entirely possible the Yankees will activate Curtis Granderson for tomorrow’s game. Granderson is going to play another Triple-A rehab game, and then he’ll make the final call.

“I’ve always said that when Grandy feels that he’s ready, then come on,” Girardi said. “We want him back in our lineup, so if he feels that he’s ready to go, then he’s ready to go. … Whenever (that conversation) takes place, we’re open arms.”

The Yankees decision to option Brennan Boesch to Triple-A was a direct reaction to how far along Granderson has come.

“That means he’s getting closer,” Girardi said. “We had to get a pitcher on somehow, and with Curtis coming back, we thought it would be best for Boesch to go get some at-bats and prepare to help us, because I think he’s going to help us.”

Turns out, Ivan Nova’s latest setback wasn’t in his side. He felt some discomfort in his upper back. away from the spin and closer to the shoulder (but, apparently, not in the actual shoulder). The setback doesn’t seem serious, in fact, Girardi said Nova could pitch in another minor league game soon. The discomfort was on the left side of Nova’s back.

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