Yankees' Granderson breaks pinky

The SportsXchange

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured knuckle on his left pinky after being hit in the hand by a pitch during Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.

It was Granderson's eighth game back after missing the first 38 games with a broken right forearm.

Granderson was hit by a 90-mph sinker from Tampa Bay left-hander Cesar Ramos in the fifth inning. Granderson stayed in the game to run the bases, and he eventually scored.

He was replaced in right field by Ichiro Suzuki in the next half inning.

X-rays during the game revealed a fracture of the fifth metacarpal.

It's unclear how long he will be sidelined.
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