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MLB Winter Meetings: Yankees 'open to talks' on Curtis Granderson

The New York Yankees will listen to offers for center fielder Curtis Granderson, who still has $15 million remaining on his contract for next season. Granderson clubbed 43 homers this past year, but his average declined to .232.

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The New York Yankees would be willing to trade Curtis Granderson if the price was right, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

New York has no qualms about spending in the short term, but could be convinced to move Granderson's contract, which expires after the upcoming season. The team has resigned Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda to one-year deals thus far this offseason, but still has several moves to make to retain their batting lineup after falling short in the ALCS this past season. Olney doesn't report any active conversations about Granderson, but indicates that the Yankees might move him to allow further deals to happen.

The Yankees opted in to the 2013 season on Granderson's contract, initially valued at $13 million but upped to $15 due to a clause in his contract keying in a pay raise if he finished high enough in MVP voting - which he did in 2011 -finishing fourth. Granderson increased his home run total from 41 to 43 in 2012 - the second most in the American League for the second year in a row - but his batting average fell to .232 and his OPS dropped over 100 points.