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Curtis Granderson's injury not considered serious

Curtis Granderson reacts after striking out in the

Curtis Granderson reacts after striking out in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 1, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Finally, some good news regarding an injury.

Curtis Granderson left Saturday’s game after the second inning with what the Yankees announced as a “tight" right hamstring and had an MRI at New York-Presbyterian.

The test revealed nothing serious other than what Joe Girardi called “a little tendinitis.” After returning from the hospital, Granderson said he doesn’t expect to be out of the lineup long.

“Probably not [back] tomorrow, but it could possibly be," said Granderson, who hit his 34th homer Friday night. “So that’s good news."

Granderson said he “felt something" in the hamstring after the first inning and alerted Girardi and the training staff. After he was called out on strikes for the second out of the second, Girardi removed him.

Steve Pearce, who singled and eventually scored during the Yankees’ three-run rally in the seventh, took Granderson’s spot in the five-hole.

“The at-bat had nothing to do with it," Granderson said. “The only issue would have been if I would have had to full-out go on something."

Meaning going hard out of the batter’s box, taking an extra base or running down a ball in the outfield. With 30 games remaining, the Yankees didn’t want to see something seemingly minor turn into something major. “I honestly felt like if need be, I could have probably stayed in the game," Granderson said. “I think it’s going to be soon."

Tags: Curtis Granderson , Yankees , Joe Girardi

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