It was reported last week
that Curtis Granderson
had been cleared to start swinging a bat, and Granderson tweeting out a picture of his injured arm without a brace on it seemed to support that report. Yesterday, however, we were given some differing information via Dan Martin of The Post.
According to Martin's report
and C-Grand himself, Curtis has yet to start swinging a bat and has not even been given a timetable for when he can begin. While the doctors have been pleased with his progress so far, they want to see how his arm holds up to throwing a ball before progressing to swinging.
This makes us 2-2 on "can't swing yet" updates following a similar report on Mark Teixeira
this past weekend. As with Teix, this latest info on Curtis makes it seem like an early May return won't be possible, but also as with Teix, it's probably for the best that Granderson get more time to completely heal than less. Remember that he still needs to get a full compliment of rehab/prehab swings in before returning to full game action, so late-May/early-June isn't out of the question.