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Paul Olden and Alex Anthony announce new Yankees, Mets players

Yankees announcer Paul Olden is shown in the

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Why wait until Opening Day to finally here the Yankees and Mets new additions announced as part of the team's lineup?

MLB Network has you covered.

The network taped a series of promo spots featuring Yankees PA announcer Paul Olden and Mets PA announcer Alex Anthony.

Olden announces new additions Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran. Anthony announced...

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Curtis Granderson talks heating up with Mets?

Curtis Granderson sits in the dugout watching a

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The Mets have reportedly moved on from the salmon course.

Multiple reports have the Mets' talks with Yankees free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson heating up. The Mets are said to be offering a three-year deal, while Granderson is pushing for four or five years.

The news comes a day after Granderson acknowledged a Sunday meeting with Mets GM Sandy Alderson.

[See today's updates...

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He shoots, he scores - the Curtis Granderson edition

Curtis Granderson smiles during an autograph sessions for

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Monday delivered Curtis Granderson an opportunity to earn $14.1 million dollars as a member of the Yankees' outfield.

But, on Sunday, Granderson cashed in on a different offer -- winning a free round-trip ticket on United Airlines.

We'll save the spoiler alert to how many shots the free-agent outfielder scored on, or didn't.

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://bit.ly/172K0OX)...

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Curtis Granderson will be targeted by Chicago White Sox, report says

Curtis Granderson sits in the dugout watching a

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The White Sox are planning a “hard push” for soon-to-be Yankees free agent Curtis Granderson this winter, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, citing a source.

Granderson, a native of the near-south suburbs of Chicago who attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, could view the White Sox as a homecoming. The article notes that Granderson recently donated a new baseball facility...

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Robinson Cano leaves game after getting hit on hand

Robinson Cano blows a bubble after taking a

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J.A. Happ has done it again.

The Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, who hit Curtis Granderson with a pitch during spring training that landed him on the disabled list, drilled Robinson Cano on the hand on an 0-and-2 count in the first inning of Tuesday's game.

Cano managed to stay in the game long enough to take first but was replaced by Eduardo Nunez at second base in the bottom half of the...

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What can the Yankees expect from Curtis Granderson?

Curtis Granderson of the Yankees looks on against

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What can the Yankees expect from Curtis Granderson when he returns to the lineup against the Padres on Friday night?

Turns out, probably a lot.

The Yankees have 55 games left to either secure a Wild-Card berth or, improbably, wrestle control of the AL East away from the Red Sox and Rays. Granderson is key to the Yankees achieving either route.

Granderson suffered a broken forearm...

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