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New York Yankees: Why Slade Heathcott Should Replace Curtis Granderson

Sunday, New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson fractured his forearm against the Toronto Blue Jays in only the second game of spring training.

The Yankees were already mulling an outfield shift this spring. With Granderson's injury, the move is assured—at least for Opening Day.

Assuming that Ichiro will slide to left field for defensive purposes, there are several viable candidates for right field on Opening Day. There are ex-major leaguers like Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera, 40-man options like Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte and even unsigned free agents like Grady Sizemore (who is still recovering from his own injuries).

The non-roster-invitee list is also full of options.

Remember this is day two, Yankees faithful.

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