TAMPA, Florida (AP) — El jardinero de los Yanquis Curtis Granderson se perderá 10 semanas debido a una fractura en el antebrazo derecho.

Granderson fue alcanzado por un pelotazo de J.A. Happ de Toronto en la parte baja del primer inning de un juego de pretemporada el domingo.

Inicialmente, los Yanquis describieron la lesión como un moretón, pero las radiografías comprobaron que fue una fractura.

La baja de Granderson es un duro golpe para Nueva York, que echará de menos los servicios de Alex Rodríguez al menos hasta la pausa del Juego de Estrelllas.

Granderson fue el líder de jonrones de los Yanquis la pasada campaña con 43.

El venezolano Juan Rivera y Matt Díaz, quienes pujan por un puesto en el roster como suplente en los jardines, podrían recibir más oportunidades de juego.

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