New York Yankees unsure about qualifying offer for Curtis Granderson

Al Messerschmidt

The center fielder's qualifying offer would be $14.1M.

The New York Yankees are on the fence about extending a $14.1M qualifying offer to center fielder Curtis Granderson, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman also reports that the team will extend qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano and pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, which will allow them to continue negotiations with those players. They are not expected to give offers to free agent pitchers Phil Hughes, Boone Logan, or Joba Chamberlain.

If the Yankees do give Granderson a qualifying offer, then they would be entitled to draft pick compensation if he signed elsewhere; however, if he were to accept the offer, then the Yankees could find themselves stuck with a player who struggled both down the stretch and in the playoffs in 2012 before missing most of the 2013 season due to injuries. They may decide to let the 32-year-old go and set their sights on other free agent options, such as Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury.

Granderson played in only 61 games this year thanks multiple injuries. He suffered a fractured forearm in Spring Training after being hit with a pitch, and then broke a knuckle in his left hand when he was hit by another pitch in May. He went on to hit a paltry .229/.317/.407 with seven home runs in 245 plate appearances.

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