Yankees lose one, may add two soon

Yankees lose one, may add two soon
May 26, 2013, 10:00 pm
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As the Yankees again lost outfielder Curtis Granderson — didn’t he just return to the lineup? — they could be close to getting one of their other injured stars back soon.

On Friday, Granderson suffered a broken left pinky finger when hit by a pitch from the Rays’ Cesar Ramos. Granderson, who missed the first 38 games of the season with a broken forearm after being hit by a pitch in spring training, likely will be out for at least four weeks.

However, first baseman Mark Teixeira is scheduled to play a couple of games with Double-A Trenton this week, so he could be returning to the Yankees within the week. Teixeira has yet to appear in a major-league game this season after injuring a wrist tendon during the World Baseball Classic in March.

Meanwhile, third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who’s been sidelined for about a month with a balky back, said he’s feeling ready to go on his own minor-league rehab assignment.

"I don't want to be in Tampa playing in extended spring training games,” he said, as reported by mlb.com. “Hopefully, I can get out there as soon as possible, but it's not in my control right now. I've just got to show up and do my job every day, and once that's all done, they'll call me up."

Youkilis apparently feels he’s further along than the club does.

"They make the call on that stuff,” he said. “I'll push for it and see what happens. Hopefully, I'll be in games and not these extended spring training games."