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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:22 am

especially since he is chomping at the bit to get back in it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:44 am

It was cool to see him out there yesterday shagging fly balls!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:31 am

Go CURTIS!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:00 am

04/16/2008 6:59 PM ET
Improving Granderson looks to rehab
Minor League assignment expected this weekend
By Jason Beck / MLB.com

CLEVELAND -- Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson is expected to head out on a Minor League rehab assignment this weekend and could return to big league action as soon as the beginning of next week's homestand in Detroit.

Granderson, who began the season on the disabled list after fracturing his right middle finger on March 22, took batting practice for the second consecutive day and said the results on Wednesday were similar or better than Tuesday's session. He hit one or two pitches off of the end of his bat, he said, and didn't have as much pain in his right hand as he expected to feel.

It was good enough that a Minor League rehab assignment could come this weekend. Manager Jim Leyland called it a "strong possibility" if he gets through batting practice Thursday without any problems.

It's clearly on Granderson's thought process as he takes his swings and does his workouts.

"It's coming soon," Granderson said Wednesday afternoon. "I'm trying to push and force it, but they don't want to me to do anything to reaggravate or do anything worse by rushing it."

It's not so much a question of when to send him out on rehab as where to do it, which is a matter of schedules. The Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens are home on Saturday and Sunday, but have an off-day before resuming action Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The Double-A Erie SeaWolves are on the road at Altoona this weekend.

The one team whose schedule seems to work out is low Class A West Michigan. The Whitecaps return home Friday night for a six-game homestand that runs through the middle of next week. That raises the question of whether the level of play matters for a player whose main focus is to see how his hand reacts to certain pitches and to get his timing back at the plate.

"I honestly don't know," Granderson said. "No matter which level it is, it's still not going to be here. There's going to be good guys at every level. The mentality is going to be a little different [between leagues]. But the fact is any level is going to be better than a simulated game. These guys are trying to get me out."

Asked how many games he would need to be ready, Granderson said the talk has ranged between two and four games. Leyland wouldn't put a firm timetable on when his center fielder would return to the big leagues, but indicated clearly that it shouldn't be long.

"If he passes the test [Thursday]," Leyland said, "I think he'll be playing for the Tigers very shortly."

That's good news for a Detroit team that has largely struggled in part without his presence atop the lineup and in center field. Though utilityman Brandon Inge and rookie Clete Thomas have performed well in Granderson's place, it's impossible for them to duplicate all that Granderson does from offensive and defensive standpoints.

Even Leyland, who is guarded when talking about the impact of injured players and their absence, admits that Granderson makes his team go. He said it again Wednesday while thinking about the similar impact Grady Sizemore has on the Indians.

Now he's hoping Granderson gets going soon.

"Definitely getting anxious," Granderson said. "I want that day to come. Hopefully it comes at 100 percent versus 50 percent."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:21 am

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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:28 am

Good morning LP! Wave

Go Curtis! thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:04 am

guten Morgen!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:42 pm

Go Grandy!!
We all missed you!!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:56 pm

now things are going to get rollin' even faster!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:08 pm

I can't wait to see his smiling face back in action!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:43 pm

one good lookin' guy! Big Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:53 pm

uhh....I wasn't going THERE but I will be glad to see his grinning mug back in action!!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:29 pm

Well, he has been in the dugout chearing on the team, it isn't like he has been totally gone! The guys have finally felt the joy of kicking butt! And he will just add more ammo!

On STO's broadcast last night they said with all the seasoned players, none of the Tigers had stepped up as the team leader and captain until three games ago. Pudge is the one who took the reigns and off they have gone.

Now with Grandy coming back Yay2


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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:03 pm

hang on! It's gonna be quite a ride! Big Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:29 am

Tigers' Granderson to play with Whitecaps Friday
by The Grand Rapids Press
Thursday April 17, 2008, 10:53 PM

COMSTOCK PARK -- Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson will begin his rehab stint Friday night with the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Granderson, who broke a bone in the ring finger on his throwing hand during spring training, will be in a Whitecaps uniform at Fifth Third Ballpark when West Michigan takes on the Burlington Bees on Friday night.

The Whitecaps, who have pre-sold 2,400 tickets for the game, will open the ballpark's gates at 3:30 p.m. to allow fans to come in and watch batting practice, which will begin at 3:50 p.m.

The Whitecaps also will open their box office at 7 a.m. Friday for ticket sales.

West Michigan still will hand out a back-to-back Midwest League championship bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans through the gates.

Granderson will rehab here Friday, move to Toledo for two games with the Mud Hens on Saturday and Sunday, and then could return to the Whitecaps on Monday.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said before Detroit's game against Cleveland on Thursday night that he would like to see Granderson get somewhere between 20 and 25 at-bats before rejoining the club.


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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:47 am

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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:54 am

at last!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:57 am

According to tigers.com Leyland wants Grandy to have at least 20-25 at-bats in the Minors before rejoining Detroit.

Go Curtis!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:51 am

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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:28 am

bobrob2004 wrote:
Tigers' Granderson to play with Whitecaps Friday
by The Grand Rapids Press
Thursday April 17, 2008, 10:53 PM

COMSTOCK PARK -- Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson will begin his rehab stint Friday night with the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Granderson, who broke a bone in the ring finger on his throwing hand during spring training, will be in a Whitecaps uniform at Fifth Third Ballpark when West Michigan takes on the Burlington Bees on Friday night.

The Whitecaps, who have pre-sold 2,400 tickets for the game, will open the ballpark's gates at 3:30 p.m. to allow fans to come in and watch batting practice, which will begin at 3:50 p.m.

The Whitecaps also will open their box office at 7 a.m. Friday for ticket sales.

West Michigan still will hand out a back-to-back Midwest League championship bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans through the gates.

Granderson will rehab here Friday, move to Toledo for two games with the Mud Hens on Saturday and Sunday, and then could return to the Whitecaps on Monday.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said before Detroit's game against Cleveland on Thursday night that he would like to see Granderson get somewhere between 20 and 25 at-bats before rejoining the club.

I know this is obscure but the headline of that article makes it sound more like a personal problem for Grandy. He is somehow afflicted with "Whitecaps"..... Stunned
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:31 am

Sad they call it "rehab"! More like "warming up!"
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:32 am

Grandy has to go to rehab, I say, "No, No, No"!!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:33 am

that could be a song! Big Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:34 am

ya think?
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:29 pm

yup! a capella too! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:42 pm

Funny, I thought about doing that one A cappella.

Bought the sheet music too!!
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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:19 pm

tigersaint wrote:
Funny, I thought about doing that one A cappella.

Bought the sheet music too!!

whistle LMAO


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PostSubject: Re: Granderson begins workouts - 4/8/08   Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:35 pm

we need more music emoticons!
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