Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured knuckle on his left pinkie finger after getting hit by a pitch in the fifth inning of Friday's contest against the Rays.
The Yankees haven't yet announced a timetable for how much time he may miss, but will comment further on his status after the game. It's a potentially devastating blow for Granderson who finally returned from the disabled list on May 14 after missing the start of the season with a fractured forearm from being hit by a pitch during spring training.
Anibal Sanchez twirled an absolute gem against the Twins on Friday, surrendering just one hit and three walks while striking out 12 over nine shutout innings.
He carried his no-hitter into the ninth inning, where a one-out single from Joe Mauer spoiled the memorable night. He was in complete command on the evening, at one point retiring 18 consecutive hitters. He was making a bid for his second career no-hitter, already having turned the feat against the Diamondbacks on September 6, 2006. Sanchez been absolutely dynamite for the Tigers and fantasy owners alike this season, compiling a 5-4 record, 2.38 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 80/17 K/BB ratio over his first 64 1/3 innings. He'll look to follow up with an encore performance when he takes on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Eric Staal (knee) "hopes" to ride on the stationary bike by next week, according to Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford.
Staal suffered a third-degree, right-knee sprain of his MCL as the result of a knee-on-knee collision at the IIHF World Championships. He's expected to need three months to rehab the injury, and this is a very good first sign that he's feeling better.
Greivis Vasquez had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle on Friday.
He will begin his rehab immediately and should be ready to go for the start of next season. Vasquez's ankle cost him the last two games of the season and he missed some time with left ankle issues in March, as well. No player had more than GV's 704 assists in the regular season and he should be the starter next season even though Brian Roberts had a strong second half.
Curtis Granderson was removed from Friday's game against the Rays in the fifth inning after he was hit in the left hand by a pitch.
Granderson remained in the game to run for himself, but continued to flex and shake his hand. However, Ichiro Suzuki replaced him in right field in the bottom of the inning. He's likely heading for X-rays and the team should have an update on his status shortly.
The second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial was suspended for the day at 6:38 p.m. CT.
Inclement weather is again to blame for the second delay today. Play will resume on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. Golfers were forced off for two hours and 10 minutes early this afternoon before the restart at 2:28 p.m. This latest halt throws a wrench into Matt Kuchar's mojo. He's bogey-free 5-under through 15 holes and sits atop the leaderboard by one stroke. Fifty-four golfers were stranded, all having completed at least 10 holes. Don't be surprised if there are a couple of withdrawals either tonight or tomorrow morning due to the fact that the cut will fall once 36 holes are in the books. Meanwhile, a reasonable threat for more rain and thunderstorms is in Saturday's forecast.
Rockies activated OF Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list.
Cuddyer is in the starting lineup, playing right field and hitting fifth. Cuddyer had been sidelined since May 9 with an inflamed cervical disc. After playing in two extended spring training games on Tuesday and Wednesday however, Cuddyer has been deemed ready to return and rejoins the Rockies' the first day he's eligible to do so.