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Tigers center fielder Granderson to start season on DL with broken finger

Updated: March 24, 2008, 9:49 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and will miss Opening Day.

A finger on his right hand was broken Saturday when he was hit by a fastball from Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Travis Blackley in the fourth and final inning of a rained-out game.

Granderson and the team had hoped the injury was merely a bruise. But precautionary X-rays revealed the break.

Granderson, who was wearing a splint on the hand ...

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