Yankees to activate Curtis Granderson from disabled list tonight

USA TODAY Sports

Granderson has missed all of the 2013 season thus far with a fractured right forearm.

Update: It's official, Granderson is in left field tonight for the Yankees.

The New York Yankees appear poised to activate outfielder Curtis Granderson from the disabled list in time for Tuesday night's game. Granderson has missed all of 2013 so far with a fractured right forearm.

According to Jon Heyman's latest article for CBSSports.com, "the Yankees haven't said {Granderson is] officially back tonight, but that's the plan, according to folks in the know."

The Yankees demoted outfielder Brennan Boesch to Triple-A on Monday, in a move that led many to believe Granderson would be back on the team soon.

Granderson, 32, has hit over 40 home runs each of the last two seasons. His 2011 campaign was the best year of his career as he led the league with 136 runs and 119 RBI while also getting on base at a .364 clip, hitting 41 long balls and stealing 25 bases.

The Yankees now have to face of the conundrum of how they are going to get Granderson into the lineup. Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner--playing left field and designated hitter, respectively--have revitalized their careers in New York and have been the team's best non-Robinson Cano hitters. Meanwhile, both Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner deserve to see regular playing time in the outfield as well. With four starters and three outfield spots, manager Joe Girardi could be afforded the opportunity to go with the hot bats in the lineup or give his players plenty of rest days to keep them fresh.

There has bee no word on who the Yankees will send down to make room for Grandoerson, but the obvious choices seem to be either Brett Marshall or Vidal Nuno.

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