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 2013 Recap: Curtis Granderson


Stop me if you heard this one before. New York Yankees slugger injured for most of season. Curtis Granderson was almost the original artist of this. Granderson was hit by a pitch by J.A. Happ in his first spring training at bat and suffered a broken arm. Shortly after he came back, he got hit again and missed more time with a thumb injury. This isn’t like a muscle pull or tearing a ligament. These were freak injuries, and the probability of him suffering similar injuries is slim to none. The question is will he be with the Yanks or somewhere else? Before we talk about that, let’s take a look at the Grandy man’s 2013.

2013 By The Numbers: 62 games. .229/.317/.407 seven homers 15 RBI. 1.1 WAR. eight stolen bases

2013 Game Of The Year: August 3rd in San Diego against the Padres. In the Yankees 3-0 win, Granderson went 2-4 with a home run and two RBI

2014 Outlook: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before too. New York Yankee is a free agent. Curtis Granderson is a free agent. There are rumblings already about teams, like the Chicago White Sox, being interested in the outfielder. Granderson can play all three outfield positions, which can make him an attractive option to other teams. The fact that he’s coming off an injury plagued season may drive the price down a little. The question is, will the Yankees extend a qualifying offer to Granderson? That could certainly hamper his market to other teams. Granderson has said he wants to stay. Will the Yankees oblige him is the $64,000 ( or $64 million) question.

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