New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

The New York Yankees will be without All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson for the first two months of the season after X-rays revealed a fractured forearm after being hit by a pitch Sunday.

Granderson, who was mired in a terrible slump for the final two months of 2012, was hit by a J.A. Happ pitch in the first inning of the game against the Blue Jays and was forced to leave the game. Last season, he hit .232/.319/.492 with 43 home runs.

The Yankees, already without Alex Rodriguez until at least the All-Star break, will now have to turn to Brett Gardner in centre field, with Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz battling for playing time in left field.