TAMPA, Fla. Curtis Granderson jogged to first base after being hit on his right forearm as if it was a minor annoyance. When he returned to the ballpark in a brace two hours later, it was clear the New York Yankees had a power problem on their hands.
In his first at-bat of spring training, the slugger broke his arm when he was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday. He's expected to be out until the first week of May.
"Grandy is not a bat you say is easy to replace, but we're going to have to find a way," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "No one is going to feel sorry for you."
The Yankees, who lost to a Blue Jays split squad 2-0, first called it a bruise. But X-rays revealed the break.
It's a blow for the Yankees, who already are without Alex Rodriguez until at least the All-Star break. The Yankees also lost Nick Swisher to free agency.
Granderson led New York with 43 homers last season. The Yankees led the major leagues with 245 homers, 31 more than second-place Baltimore, and had five players with at least 20.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is about two weeks away from playing in a game for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.
Dodgers 2, White Sox 2 in Glendale, Ariz. Zack Greinke pitched two clean innings in his Dodgers debut in a game called after nine innings.
Pitching for the first time since he signed a six-year, $147 million contract to join the free-spending Dodgers in the offseason, Greinke retired six of his seven batters. He gave up one hit, a single up the middle by Jeff Keppinger.
With left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Greinke, the Dodgers have the first right-left combination of Cy Young Award winners on the same team since Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale.
Hyun-Jin Ryu also made his Dodgers debut, pitching a scoreless inning. Los Angeles signed the Korean to a six-year, $36 million deal.
Cubs Matt Garza still had a bulky wrap around his midsection Sunday, and the right-hander was uncertain when he would be allowed to throw again. A week after feeling a twinge in his left side while throwing batting practice, Garza said that he had no pain and felt better. He described the pulled muscle as "just a little spot that's annoying."
Mets Reliever Pedro Feliciano will be restricted from baseball activity for at least two weeks while wearing a heart monitor. General manager Sandy Alderson said it was not clear if Feliciano has a "hole" in his heart, as the left-hander said Saturday.
Phillies 5, Tigers 5 (10) in Lakeland, Fla. Past Cy Young Award winners Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander made their spring training debuts. Both aces allowed a run and struck out two in two innings.
Indians (ss) 3, Reds 0 in Goodyear, Ariz. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched two scoreless innings in blustery conditions, and seven Cleveland pitchers combined on a one-hitter.