Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson returned to the lineup last night after starting the season on the disabled list. Granderson has been out since breaking his forearm on February 24th, after being struck by a pitch in his first spring training at bat.
Granderson played left field in his return, something he has not done since his early days as a Detroit Tiger. Granderson had three putouts, and by all accounts looked comfortable at his new position.
At the plate Granderson went 0-3 with a walk, scoring a crucial run in the sixth inning on Lyle Overbay’s double.
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has quite a task on his hand with Granderson back in the lineup as the Yankee skipper is going to need to find a way to manage the playing time of Ichiro Suzuki, Vernon Wells, Brett Gardner, and Curtis Granderson, who will play the 3 outfield spots for his club.