March 20, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) smiles as he comes out to the field prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees Activate Curtis Granderson From Disabled List

The Bronx Bombers got a whole lot better today when they activated Curtis Granderson and his powerful swing from the disabled list this afternoon.

The 32-year-old Granderson has been out of action since late February when he was hit by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game on his right forearm, which X-rays later revealed as a fracture.

Granderson went 7-for-17 (.412) with one home run and three RBI during his rehab stint and that was apparently good enough for the Yankees who’ve penciled him into the cleanup spot for tonight’s game against the Seattle Mariners. A bit odd though is the Yankees decision to place the Illinois native in left field, a position he hasn’t played since 2010 with the Detroit Tigers. Either way, after hitting 84 homerun’s in the past two seasons, it doesn’t really matter where you play with that type of offensive production.

Granderson, who had his $15 million dollar option picked up by the Yankees in the offseason despite rumors that they were trying to move the slugger, had an impressive 43 homers along with 106 RBI last season, despite only hitting .232 in his 160 games.

Brett Gardner will remain in center field while Vernon Wells will most likely feel the brunt of Granderson’s activation, at least for now.

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