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The New York Yankees Should Sit Curtis Granderson Against All Lefties

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When the Yankees acquired center fielder Curtis Granderson this past winter in a trade with the Tigers for top prospect Austin Jackson, New York knew that Granderson struggled against left-handed pitching.

Last year, Granderson, who only hit .249 overall, batted a measly .183 versus southpaws. But the Bombers thought they could turn him around with the help of hitting coach Kevin Long.

As of July 19, the 29-year-old is batting .216 with a horrid .295 slugging percentage against lefties.

He's not much better facing right-handers, putting up a .237 average overall with just seven homers and 24 RBIs. Granderson has been perfect on the basepaths, stealing seven bases in seven attempts, but it's hard ...

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