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Yankees OF Granderson breaks arm, out 10 weeks

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is expected to be out until May after breaking his right forearm.

The slugger was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, his first at-bat of spring training. The Yankees, who were beat 2-0 by a Toronto Blue Jays' split-squad, first called it a bruise but X-rays revealed the break.

"Five pitches in we got a little setback," said Granderson, who was wearing a molded brace. "Now we rest, recovery, get it back, and get ready to play whenever that day comes."

The team said Granderson could be out 10 weeks, which means he'll miss about a month of the regular season.

"Mentally, you understand this is part of it, but at the same time now there's not much I can do about it except do the best things I can to not make it worse," Granderson said. Keep myself ready to go."

It's a major blow for the Yankees, who are already without Alex Rodriguez until at least the All-Star break. The Yankees also lost Nick Swisher to free agency.

Granderson led New York with 43 homers last season. The Yankees hit 245 homers last year and had five players with at least 20. This year they could open the season with just two players, Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano, who topped 20.

Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera, in the competition for the fourth outfielder spot, could see increased playing time.

Happ, coming back from foot surgery, went two scoreless innings, giving up three hits. Projected as the team's sixth starter, the left-hander had a 10-11 record with a 4.79 ERA in 24 starts and four relief appearances last season.

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