Feliciano questionable for Opening Day, Granderson “50-50”
Left-hander Pedro Feliciano may not be ready for the March 31 opener against the Tigers and could begin the season on the disabled list. Feliciano still feels discomfort behind his left shoulder and is scheduled to try playing catch again on Sunday.
Additionally, Curtis Granderson is continuing treatment on his strained oblique – he swung a bat today, ran the bases and threw – and says he feels like he has a “50-50” chance of being ready for March 31.
“The way everything felt today was a good sign, another step forward,” he said. “Hopefully everything continues the same way.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated the team may wait as long as the March 30 workout day at Yankee Stadium to determine if Granderson should begin the year on the disabled list. If they retroactively date him, Granderson would be eligible to come off the DL on April 6.
“That would be their call,” Granderson said. “I feel like everything is fine in terms of avoiding the DL.”