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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson breaks his bat in Game 5 of the American League Division Series against Baltimore, Oct. 12.
Toronto's J.A. Happ had a favorable 2-2 count against New York's Curtis Granderson during an exhibition game Sunday.
The next pitch proved costly, as Happ drilled Granderson on his right forearm, causing him to leave the game.
Initial reports suggested it was just a bruise. However, X-rays revealed Granderson suffered a broken forearm.
According to ESPN.com, the Yankees announced Granderson will be out for 10 weeks, making him game-ready by early May.
"Obviously it's a big bump in the road," Granderson said, courtesy of ESPN.com. "To be down, pout, all of those things isn't going to change anything. We just continue to move forward."
The injury could prove drastic for the Yankees, who are looking to rebound after losing to Detroit in the American League Championship Series last October.
Now, manager Joe Girardi is faced with replacing Granderson, who tied for second in the American League with 43 home runs last season.
"He's not an easy player to replace, but we've got to find a way," Girardi said, courtesy of ESPN.com. "You look at guys internally now. That's the only thing we can do."
The Yankees will be forced to fill the void left by Granderson for the first month or so of the season.