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Yanks' Curtis Granderson on pace for an early May return

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson could be back on the field in a couple of weeks. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson could be back on the field in a couple of weeks. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson is getting set to return to the lineup after he took 15 swings in a batting cage on Wednesday.

Granderson is recovering from a fractured right wrist suffered in spring training and the plan is to have him take batting practice on the field, and then move him to action in extended spring games.

The Yankees came into Wednesday's game with a record of 11-8 without regular starters Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeria.

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The Yankees have said that Granderson could return in the first week of May. First baseman Mark Teixeira is also rehabbing a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and could return in May, but manager Joe Girardi said that he would expect to see Granderson return first.

"I think Curtis is ahead of him," Girardi said, according to Yankees.com. "To me, I'm not surprised by that. The wrist is a tricky thing, but let's hope Curtis is ahead of him. I try to worry about it when it happens instead of now, because there's a lot that can happen. It will be a good problem to have."

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