On a day the Yankees found out they could be without Curtis Granderson on Opening Day, they nearly lost another outfielder Wednesday night when Nick Swisher fouled a ball off the instep of his left foot in the bottom of the sixth. He came out of the game, after staying in and lining out, but Joe Girardi said he was going to remove Swisher anyway. Girardi said no X-rays were deemed necessary.
"He's sore," Girardi said. "It does get him a day of treatment."
Curtis Granderson, meanwhile, underwent an MRI exam Wednesday afternoon that showed a strained internal oblique.
“Slightly [worried] just because of where we are time-wise,” Granderson said before Wednesday's game. “Timing-wise you definitely don’t want it now but at the same time, better now than during the season. Slight concern, definitely.”
Granderson, in conversations with Brian Cashman, said the feeling he gets is he won't be rushed back, though a DL stint is still not certainty.
“The talks I’ve had with Cashman is, we just need you ready,” Granderson said. “It doesn’t matter about Opening Day. As exciting as that is and as important as that is, it’s still just one game out of 162 and we want you ready for the long haul.”