Curtis Granderson is fine after being hit by a pitch in the right arm during an Extended Spring Training game yesterday. It’s the same arm he had broken by an errant J.A. Happ pitch during Spring Training. “It was going to happen one of these days,” he said afterwards.
Granderson, 32, has been playing in ExST games since Wednesday, and Fitzpatrick says he has spent time in all three outfield positions. The Yankees insist he will return as the center fielder, so it will be interesting to see how the outfield shakes out once he returns. I don’t think anyone expected Vernon Wells to hit as well as he has, which has complicated things for the time being. We can worry about the outfield alignment when Curtis is actually ready to rejoin the team, I guess.
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz