9:05pm: Heyman says the Yankees are “disinclined” to negotiate a long-term contract extension with Granderson, which makes sense. He’s not all that young and they’ll want to make sure last year’s strikeout issues do not turn into an even bigger problem before committing more years and dollars.
6:03pm: Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees will exercise Curtis Granderson’s club option worth $15M for next season. The option was originally worth $13M, but he triggered an escalator with his fourth place finish in the MVP voting last season. Much like Nick Swisher getting a qualifying offer, this is entirely unsurprising. I suppose there’s a chance the Yankees will look to trade Curtis this offseason, but declining the option was never a realistic possibility.
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