Curtis Granderson to undergo precautionary MRI on right elbow

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According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Curtis Granderson was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays due to right elbow soreness.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman classified his level of concern as “two or less” on a scale of one to 10, so it doesn’t sound like there’s any serious cause for alarm, but the slugging center fielder will be sent for a precautionary MRI tomorrow.

“He reported that his elbow is a little sore,” Cashman said. “We’ll do a precautionary MRI to make sure it’s nothing significant. We don’t believe it is. Better safe than sorry.”

Granderson, who turned 31 earlier this month, batted .262/.364/.552 last season while establishing new career-highs with 41 homers, 119 RBI, 136 runs scored and a .916 OPS.