Used to hearing bad news when a player heads for an MRI exam, the Yankees received a positive report Saturday about Curtis Granderson's right hamstring.

Granderson left Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Orioles after two innings for what was called a tight right hamstring. The test revealed no strain, sprain or pulled muscle.

"They said it was tendinitis where the bone and joint come together,'' said Granderson, who felt the leg on the run from the dugout to center field at the start of the game.

"I could have stayed in the game, the only issue was if I had to really go run,'' said Granderson, who whiffed in the second inning and is in a 3-for-26 (.115) slide.