Granderson OK after hit by pitch

TAMPA, Fla. – Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson said that his right hand feels fine, one day after being hit by a pitch from the Rays’ Jeff Niemann.

Granderson was grazed near the knob of his bat by the Tampa Bay right-hander in the third inning on Friday in Port Charlotte, Fla.

The 29-year-old remained in the game, a 6-2 Rays win, and singled in the fifth inning before manager Joe Girardi replaced him for precautionary reasons.

“I could have stayed in, but Joe decided to get some ice on it early to prevent whatever could happen from happening,” Granderson said on Saturday. “I iced it, woke up this morning, and felt fine.”

Granderson remained behind to work out at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday as the Yankees traveled to play the Astros in Kissimmee, Fla.

He was not originally scheduled to be on the trip and said that he would take batting practice on Saturday morning.

“Right now, everything feels good,” he said. 

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