Curtis Granderson has officially turned down a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the New York Yankees, as first reported by Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter. Granderson had until 5pm ET Monday to accept or reject the offer, and he will now become a free-agent.
It’s been speculated that he would reject the offer ever since it was extended to him last Monday. Granderson is going to test the free agent market, rather than come back to the Yankees on the one-year deal to rebuild his value after an injury filled 2013 season in which he only played 61 games, hitting .229 with 7 home runs with 15 RBIs.
Granderson has been drawing interest from a handful of teams so far this offseason, including the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets have all showed some interest in the slugger.
As a power bat, the belief is that Granderson will be able to find a multi-year deal from a team that’s will to give him the ye...