32-year old lefty swinging outfielder Curtis Granderson is almost ready to return to the Bronx, so someone is going to get bumped out of the starting lineup. Granderson has played in 4 games in AAA-ball on his rehab assignment so far and he is 7 for 17 (.412 avg, 1.000 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. I would have a hard time seeing righty swinging Vernon Wells getting bumped to the bench as he has been one of the Yankees’ most productive players so far this year. He has played in 34 games for the Yankees so far this year and he is 39 for 132 (.295 avg, .873 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 9 homers, 20 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Wells is likely to move to RF when Granderson returns to action. Granderson will likely play either CF or LF when he returns to action. Lefty swinging Brett Gardner or lefty swinging Ichiro Suzuki is likely going to find some bench in the near future. Gardner has played in 36 games for the Yankees so far this year and he is 36 for 139 (.259 avg, .732 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 3 homers, 14 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Ichiro has played in 33 games for the Yankees so far this year and he is 31 for 118 (.263 avg, .671 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 2 homers, 8 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. I don’t see lefty swinging DH Travis Hafner losing any ABs with the way he is hitting so far this year. He has played in 31 games for the Yankees so far this year and he is 25 of 93 (.269 avg, .914 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 6 homers, 18 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Despite being a certain Hall of Fame player, I see Ichiro losing P.T. when Granderson returns to action. The Yankees could look into dealing Ichiro in the near future.