Found July 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Curtis Granderson has played a grand total of eight games for the New York Yankees this season. He's spent two extended stints on the disabled list with fractured bones that resulted from being hit by a pair of pitches, once during spring training and another time shortly after his initial activation. While the ailments haven't helped New York's playoff chances this season, Granderson's injuries could result in the pending free agent re-signing with the Yankees over the winter, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post. Sherman spoke to several experts -- one prominent agent and two personnel heads -- who guaranteed that Granderson will not make more in 2014 than the $15 million he is making this year. If he signs a multi-year agreement, the expected annual salary would be even less. One of the sources told Sherman that he wouldn't be surprised to see Granderson return to the Yankees on a one-year agreement to rebuild his value and re-enter the free agent market after the 2014 season. The Yankees' one-year tender to Granderson is expected to be $13.8 million, according to Sherman. As we saw over the winter, this offer could cause the market for Granderson to dry up, as any team that signed him would have to hand a first- or second-round pick over to the Yankees. Granderson could benefit from a return to the Bronx, considering the power totals he's produced during his time in New York. While his batting average and on-base percentage are down since joining the Yankees, Granderson has hit seven more home runs during his time in New York (109) than he did with the Detroit Tigers (102) despite making 962 less plate appearances. Over 10 seasons in the majors, Granderson owns a career batting line of .262/.341/.492. Over 684 plate appearances last season, the 32-year-old hit .232/.319/.492 with 18 doubles, four triples and 43 home runs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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