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Curtis Granderson injury: Yankees OF resumes throwing

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson threw for the first time since breaking his right forearm.

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New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson threw for the first time since breaking his right forearm, according to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger.

Granderson has been sidelined since Feb. 24, the day he broke his forearm during a spring training contest. Resuming throwing is considered a big step, as the outfielder has to be cleared to throw before he can once again swing a bat.

Following the throwing session, Granderson shared with his Twitter following that everything "went really well." He added that he views the progression as a "good sign" and another "step closer" to his eventual return.

Manager Joe Girardi also characterized the news as "big," adding that Granderson being cleared to throw means that the bone in his injured arm has healed. Next up for the outfielder will be returning to the point where he can play in games and begin his minor league rehab assignment.

Granderson is one of several notable Yankees that has been sidelined to start the regular season. While Alex Rodriguez still has a way to go in his recovery, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira have been progressing and could return within the next month.

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