Tigers' Granderson cleared to start working out after breaking hand

Updated: April 7, 2008, 10:17 AM ET
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Curtis Granderson


DETROIT -- Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson can start working out Monday after Detroit determined his broken right hand had healed sufficiently.

"It's still broke," Granderson told the Detroit Free Press. "It's healing. It's not healed. That's the thing I still have to keep in mind.

"And I know it's going to hurt. It's just a matter of how much."

Granderson broke a bone in his right hand when he was hit by Philadelphia's Travis Blackley on March 22.

Detroit, off to an 0-6 start, got two players back for Sunday night's game against the Chicago, which the White Sox won 13-2. Designated hitter Gary Sheffield was in the lineup for the first time since tearing a finger tendon on Thursday, and third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned after straining a quadriceps on Wednesday.

Second baseman Placido Polanco, however, was not in the starting lineup because of a sore back.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.