May 25, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Curtis Granderson (14) shows off his arm cast in the dugout after he broke his pinky yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees say Curtis Granderson Should Return in Early August

Both Curtis Granderson and his New York Yankees have had a rough go of it through the season’s first half, but there is finally some good news on the horizon.

According to general manager Brian Cashman, the Yankees are hopeful/expecting that slugger Curtis Granderson will be able to return in early August, slightly earlier than his anticipated return date.

Per Jim Bowden:

Brian Cashman just told us that Granderson could be back in early August

The powerful outfielder suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal of his left hand in May, this after missing the start of the season with a broken forearm.

After hitting 84 bombs in the past two seasons, Granderson has only played in eight games for the Yankees this season, which has been sandwiched by the two devastating injuries.

In addition to losing Granderson for essentially the entire first half, the Yankees have also played without Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter yet have still kept their head above water at 51-42.

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