Curtis Granderson Out With Strained Oblique muscle

Yankees' Granderson could miss opening day

      TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson
might not be ready for opening day because of a strained muscle on
his right side.
      Granderson underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday, which showed a
strained internal oblique. He was scratched from the starting
lineup for Tuesday game's against Baltimore after getting hurt on
his last swing in batting practice.
      Granderson has “slight” doubt about being ready for the
regular-season opener March 31 against Detroit, but added that he
would not surprised if the team opted not to have him play.
      Andruw Jones would start in left, with Brett Gardner shifting to
center if Granderson is not availble. Jones was signed during the
offseason to be the fourth outfielder and play against left-handed
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