February 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) reacts after he was hit in the fore arm by a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Granderson Suffers Hand Injury After Being Hit By Pitch

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson recently returned from the disabled list to take his spot in the Yankees line up, but he exited on Friday night after being hit by a pitch. Granderson was up to bat in the fifth-inning when he faced off against Tampa Bay Rays reliever Cesar Ramos. The pitch nailed Granderson in the hand he he immediately appeared to be in pain.

Despite being plunked, Granderson did not immediately exit the game.

Instead, Granderson stayed on the field to take on the field to run basis. He eventually scored after after the Rays walked Jayson Nix with bases loaded, but he was unable to return in the sixth-inning. Instead, he was replaced by the one and only Ichiro Suzuki.

There is no immediate word on the extent of Granderson’s injury and not the slightest clue on how much time he will miss, but stay tuned to FanSided.com and we will keep you updated.

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