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Curtis Granderson makes scents

Curtis Granderson reacts after beating a throw to

Curtis Granderson reacts after beating a throw to first base during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. (April 19, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson was at Macy's Herald Square on Thursday (along with Mariano Rivera) to celebrate the launch of the team's first fragrance. After talking scents and smells, the questions turned to baseball.

Granderson said injuries are the biggest obstacles the team faces each season.

"That's the one thing you can't control," he said. "The good thing about our team is as guys go down we have a really deep minor league system where we can replace guys from there."

Andy Pettitte for Michael Pineda, perhaps?

Granderson's bat has already started heating up -- he hit three home runs and matched a career high with five hits in one game against the Minnesota Twins April 19 -- but he said he believes it will only go up from here.

"As the weather warms up, we're gonna warm up," he said. "We're gonna get hotter. It's all about summer baseball and getting the fans out in droves and enjoying the great weather, and we're all going to start to play better as the season goes on.

"I'm just hoping to continue helping this team win as many games as possible," he added. "The great thing about this team is no one has to be 'the guy', but everybody individually can all pull together. We just need to go out there and win as many series as possible."

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