Granderson heads back to the disabled list

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is back on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a fractured knuckle on his left pinkie finger.

The Yankees made the roster move on Saturday, a day after Granderson was hit by a pitch from Tampa Bay's Cesar Ramos in the fifth inning of a 9-4 New York win.

Granderson began the season on the disabled list, recovering from a broken right wrist he sustained in his first plate appearance of spring training. He missed the first 38 games of the season and had just returned to the lineup on May 14. In eight games he is hitting .250 with a home run.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi wouldn't speculate on how long Granderson would be sidelined, but the three-time All-Star is expected to visit a specialist when the team returns to New York following this weekend's series in St. Petersburg.

The Yankees filled Granderson's roster spot by recalling outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Boesch was hitting just .209 with two homers and five runs batted in over 20 games with the Yankees before being sent down when Granderson returned. He was batting just .179 in seven minor league games.