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The Yankees can't trade A-Rod, but they can have Curtis Granderson's eyes checked.
New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson will reportedly have his eyes examined by a specialist following career-high strike out numbers.
Granderson struck out 16 times in 30 playoff at-bats, and also posted 196 whiffs during the regular season. Granderson has increased his strikeout total in each of his three seasons in New York.
He started wearing contacts in 2010, and his spring physical (which included an eye test) revealed nothing unusual. Still, some team officials believe that many of Granderson's wild swings were due to poor eyesight.
The Yankees will almost certainly pick up the center fielder's 2013 option for $15 million. But as the New York Daily News points out, Granderson is one of the few Yankees without a no-trade clause. If the Yanks choose to make a deal this offseason, Granderson could be shipped elsewhere.
Granderson finished the 2012 season with 43 home runs and 106 RBI. His .232 batting average was a career low.