After it seemed like everything bad that could possibly happen did, the New York Yankees finally got some good injury news when Curtis Granderson made his regular-season debut on Tuesday after missing the first month and a half of the season with a broken forearm. The three-time All-Star returned and played well in left field while going 0-for-3 at the plate, although he did score a run in a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Of course, now the Yankees’ outfield is crowded with Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Vernon Wells all vying for playing time too. For a team with a payroll like New York’s, that could mean a roster move, or if all four players stay happy, the Yankees could just keep their incredible outfield depth and bite the bullet. It’s not like they can’t afford it or anything.
Ichiro is batting .246 this year with two homers and 8 RBIs, Garnder is hitting .253 with three home runs and 14 RBIs and Wells has a .300 average with nine bombs and 22 RBIs. So Wells definitely isn’t going anywhere and this is only Ichiro’s second year with the Bronx Bombers, so unless New York is thinking about shipping Gardner out of town, the four outfielders will continue to rotate until things get tense on or off the field.
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