On February 24, 2013 — The New York Yankees lose a big piece of their projected line-up when LF Curtis Granderson suffers a broken forearm after being struck by a pitch by Toronto’s J.A. Happ in the 1st inning of a Grapefruit League game in Tampa, FL. The Yanks’ most prolific home run hitter over the past two seasons is expected to be out for 10 weeks.
He made his season’s debut on May 14th and had a couple of three-hit games in the following week, including one on May 22nd when he hit his first homer of the year against the Baltimore Orioles. But just as it seemed as he had hit his stride, he suffered another injury, being hit by a pitch from Cesar Ramos of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 5th inning on May 24th. He stayed in the game and scored a run, but his hand began swelling and he was soon diagnosed with a broken bone in his hand, putting him right back on the disabled list for another month. He only returned to the line-up on August 2nd. He ended up playing only 61 games, hitting .229 with 7 homers and 15 RBIs.