Curtis Granderson injury: Yankees OF could return from DL by weekend

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Granderson has been on the disabled list since late may with a fractured finger and has played in just eight games in 2013.

Outfielder Curtis Granderson could soon return to a Yankees lineup that has sorely been missing his powerful bat. He may be back in the lineup later this week, possibly for the San Diego series, reports Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.

Granderson fractured his left pinkie finger May 24 and has been on the disabled list since that date. He had only played in eight games at that point after missing most of the first two months of the season with a fractured forearm, an injury he suffered during the first game of Spring Training.

Over those eight contests, Granderson had two three-hit games, but a total of seven hits and one home run in 31 plate appearances. Granderson began a minor league rehab assignment on July 25.

The Yankees, who are second-last in the AL with 88 home runs, have been missing a home run presence to slot in behind Robinson Cano. New York recently traded for Alfonso Soriano to bring some pop to the lineup. Granderson, who has hit over 40 home runs each of the last two seasons, could certainly help in that department.

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