On Sunday, it was announce that the New York Yankees front office was worried about presenting outfielder Curtis Granderson a qualifying offer as they feared it’s possible he may accept the one year, $14.1 million dollar deal.
No more than a day later, the team apparently decided it was a move they needed to make as they opted to extend the offer to Granderson this morning:
Granderson, who is coming off a season where he suffered two freak injuries is looking to re-build his stock, something that a one year, $14 million dollar contract will allow him to do.
It’s possible the Yankees, who reportedly had interest in St. Louis Cardinals slugger Carlos Beltran decided to extend the offer once the Cardinals did the same with Beltran, knowing they’d have to part with a draft pick to sign Beltran.
There’s no word on if Granderson expects to accept the offer or not, though, one would assume it’s likely he will as he’s doubtful to command a multi-year deal on the open market.