Sep 25, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) singles to right center during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees tender qualifying offer to Curtis Granderson

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:

The #Yankees make qualifying offers to Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Hiroki Kuroda.

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.

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