Granderson banged up after big night

Granderson banged up after big night

ST. PETERSBURG -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked to describe Curtis Granderson's night and provided a one-word answer -- "Ouch."

Girardi's center fielder had slammed into Tropicana Field's padded wall after making a lead-preserving catch on Evan Longoria's deep fly ball in the fifth, was drilled right between the shoulder blades by a David Price fastball in the eighth, and fouled a ball off his right calf somewhere in between.

After the Yankees' 4-0 win, Granderson spent a good amount of time in the trainer's room getting treatment.

"The back's the worst thing right now," Granderson said. "But that should be all right, though."

Granderson -- who played a big part in the win with the catch and a first-inning two-run homer -- heavily iced his left foot on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch. The next day, he had plenty of other body parts to worry about -- which could make Thursday's series finale a good time to give Granderson his first day off of the second half.

"It just depends how he feels tomorrow," Girardi said.

"For the most part, I think I'll be all right," Granderson added. "I was able to stay in the ballgame tonight, and we'll see how things go waking up in the morning. But I should be fine, should be ready to go."