Spring training injury update: Feb. 24
Matt Cain and Chris Young highlight Sunday's non-Curtis Granderson spring training injuries.
The big injury story from Sunday is, obviously, Curtis Granderson's fractured right forearm. The injury will keep him on the shelf for the next 10 weeks, meaning his return is expected sometime in early May. Granderson told Chad Jennings of the Journal News he thought he was in the clear because there was "no numbness ... no tingling," but the X-rays said otherwise.
GM Brian Cashman told reporters Granderson's replacement will come from within the organization, though he has more than a month to explore external solutions before opening day. Either way, he's not going to be able to fully replace one of the game's top power hitters. Here is a recap of Sunday's notable non-Granderson spring training injury news:
- Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin confirmed OF Chris Young left Sunday's game with a cramp in his quad, nothing more. He was scheduled to have Monday off anyway. (CSNBayArea.com)
- Giants: RHP Matt Cain expects to make his next start after getting hit by an Alfonso Soriano line drive on the right knee. “Nothing to worry about,” said the club's ace. (CSNBayArea.com)
- Mets: LHP Pedro Feliciano will wear a heart monitor with tests to follow, confirmed GM Sandy Alderson. The veteran reliever said he had a "hole" in his heart on Saturday. (Newsday)
- Nationals: RHP Christian Garcia will be shut down for roughly two weeks due to his sprained right wrist. He's been dealing with pain for a few days now. (Washington Post)
- Phillies: OF Delmon Young is recovering slowly from right ankle surgery. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed he will visit a doctor in a week in hopes of being cleared to increase the intensity of his workouts. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Tigers: OF Andy Dirks was scratched from Sunday's game with a mild intercostal strain. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined. (Detroit Free Press)
- White Sox: IF Jeff Keppinger hasn't had any swelling after breaking his right fibula during the offseason. He served as the team's DH on Sunday and will continue his rehab (CSNChicago.com) ... LHP Matt Thornton threw 35 pitches in the bullpen and felt no discomfort in his triceps. (CSNChicago.com)
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