UPDATE Quick hit: Granderson homers in extended spring training game

From Jeff Lippman at CBSSports.com:

(4:58 pm ET) Yankees injured outfielder Curtis Granderson played in an extended spring training game Wednesday afternoon, MLB.com reports. Granderson homered to center field in the second inning.

He played two innings in center, moved to right for two more innings and ended the game in left field against the Blue Jays.

This is very good news.

UPDATE: 6:07 P.M. From Donnie Collins of the Times-Tribune in Scranton:

The Yankees' All-Star center fielder (Granderson) will open a major league rehab assignment with the RailRiders Thursday against Indianapolis, a source within the organization confirmed to The Times-Tribune.

Granderson is expected to be with the RailRiders for the next three to four games. He's that much closer to rejoining the big club.