Curtis Granderson left Friday's game early with a broken left hand. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson exited Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after being hit by a pitch on his left hand in the fifth inning. X-rays on Granderson's left hand revealed a fractured left fifth metacarpal. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Granderson is likely to miss at least four weeks.
This is just the eighth game Granderson has appeared in for the Yankees after returning from a broken right forearm he sustained during spring training.
Granderson remained in the game after being hit on his left hand, scoring the Yankees' sixth run of the game. He did not return to play the field in the bottom of the fifth and was replaced in right field by Ichiro Suzuki.