On April 11, Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson threw a baseball for the first time since an inside fastball broke his right forearm on Feb. 24. More than a week later, he is still making slow advancement on his route back to the majors.

Granderson is working out at the team’s minor-league complex in Tampa, Fla. Asked by The Associated Press there on Friday when he would be able to swing a bat, Granderson answered, “Hopefully soon.”

Sunday marks the eight-week anniversary of Granderson’s initial injury, which occurred during the second game of spring training. The team projected Granderson could return in 10 weeks. The timing prevented him from seeing much live pitching.

Manager Joe Girardi indicated Granderson’s ability to adjust during rehabilitation games would determine when he could return.

“I don’t know if he’d have to go through a full spring training,” Girardi said before Friday’s game against Toronto at Rogers Centre. “But we really won’t be able to determine how much he needs until he goes and plays some games. Because you don’t know how his body’s going to respond, and how he feels at the plate.”