Curtis Granderson still hasn’t picked up a bat in his recovery from a fractured arm, but he was able to start throwing yesterday in Tampa.

The center fielder threw from 60 and 90 feet and he had his brace removed.

“That’s big,’’ manager Joe Girardi said of the fact Granderson no longer needs the brace. “That means the bone is healed and now it’s just the rehab process and getting him to where he can play in some games and getting him back [to the team].”

Vernon Wells, who has filled in for Granderson in left field, said he is ready to move to right if necessary when Granderson returns.

“We need Curtis, we need everybody back,” Wells said. “I’m going to do what I’m told.”

Derek Jeter was at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, but didn’t do any on-field activities because of a scheduled off day.

“I think he’s OK,” Girardi said. “I didn’t get any alarming news.”