Curtis Granderson's hamstring injury deemed minor

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
Curtis Granderson struck out in his only plate appearance Saturday. (Getty Images)

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson left Saturday's game with a tight right hamstring, but manager Joe Girardi didn't seem too worried that the team be without him for long, noting Granderson could return as soon as Sunday.

Granderson said he felt pain in the hamstring when he was running out to his position in the first inning, but stayed in the game for his at-bat in the second inning. He left the game after striking out. He was then taken for an MRI.

The MRI showed tendonitis, but no other damage, the team announced.

"It's good," Granderson told ESPNNewYork.com. "But the good thing is even prior to that I didn't feel a pop or a snap or anything like that. Something just didn't feel right. I'm day-to-day. Probably not as soon as tomorrow, but it could be, so that's really good news."

The team is already without first baseman Mark Teixeira (calf strain) and third baseman Alex Rodriguez (broken hand). Rodriguez, though, is currently on a rehab assignment in Tampa and could return as soon as Monday.

With Granderson out, Ichiro Suzuki moved to center field.

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