The New York Yankees' list of injured All-Stars now includes their most reliable source of power.
Curtis Granderson will be out 10 weeks after suffering a fractured right forearm when he was struck by a J.A. Happ pitch in his first at-bat in a spring training game this year.
Granderson was removed from the game for what were thought to be merely precautionary X-rays. But they revealed a fracture that will sideline him until at least May.
It's a potentially devastating injury for the Yankees, as Granderson, who turns 32 next month, hit a team-high 43 home runs and was expected to be a key cog in a lineup befallen by injuries.
The Yankees already are without third baseman Alex Rodriguez, out until July after hip surgery, and shortstop Derek Jeter, whose availability for opening day is in question as he recovers from a fractured ankle.
"I didn't think it was (fractured)," Granderson said in an interview on the YES Network. ".Even as we got the X-ray, they asked if it was throbbing. I came and saw (the X-ray) myself.
"It was clear as day."
Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz figure to get the lion's share of playing time in Granderson's absence.
"We'll just have to have guys step up," first baseman Mark Teixeira said on YES. "It's going to be tough."
The Yankees already were missing 114 home runs from last year's lineup, with Rodriguez's absence and the free agent loss of Nick Swisher the main shortfalls.
The bigger concern now: How much power Granderson will be able to provide upon his return. He's also eligible for free agency after this season.