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Granderson plays second game with Trenton

Outfielder expected to return to Yankees roster soon
07/31/2013 3:56 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Granderson went 1-for-3 in Trenton's 5-3 loss against Harrisburg. (AP)
Curtis Granderson served as the designated hitter for the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored in his second rehab game at the Double-A level.

Hitting second in the order for the second day in a row, Granderson singled in the first off Harrisburg Senators starter A.J. Cole and drew walks in the third and seventh innings - scoring from first on a Slade Heathcott double in the latter frame.

Granderson also flied out in the fifth and struck out looking in the ninth in what ended up being a 5-3 Thunder loss.

He had gone 1-for-3 with a walk and played seven innings in left field Tuesday night, and after two games in Trenton, Granderson is now 4-for-19 with three walks and three runs scored overall in six rehab games between Class-A Advanced Tampa and Trenton.

There was no word on if or where Granderson's rehab assignment will continue, although there has been speculation that the Yankees could activate him as early as Friday for the first game of a three-game set in San Diego.

There are still 13 days left on Granderson's 20-day rehab clock, however, Trenton at home for the remainder of the week and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre playing home games Saturday and Sunday, the Yankees could also choose to extend Granderson's rehab assignment through the weekend and wait to activate him for the beginning of their series in Chicago on Monday.

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