The Yankees have not decided whether or not they will offer Granderson the one-year, $14.1 million contract; the deadline for the decision is 5 p.m. ET Monday. The club will make qualifying offers to Robinson Cano and Hiroki Kuroda.
If a player rejects the qualifying offer and signs elsewhere, the team will receive draft pick compensation in return. All nine players who received qualifying offers last season rejected the offers, with six of those players signing with new teams.
Granderson could become the first player to sign a qualifying offer if he does not believe he will find a better contract on the open market and wants to rebuild his value in New York. The outfielder missed significant playing time with injuries last season and struggled when healthy, batting .229/.317/.407 over 245 plate appearances.