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Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run against the Athletics during the first inning. (May 31, 2011)

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The Yankees acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Detroit Tigers in a three-team trade that sent Phil Coke to the Tigers and Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Students watch from the arranged outfield fence as
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Students watch from the arranged outfield fence as Yankees outfielder, Curtis Granderson, prepares to blast a few wiffle balls at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Yankees outfielder, Curtis Granderson, prepares to blast a
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Yankees outfielder, Curtis Granderson, prepares to blast a few wiffle balls over the fence at P.S.19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Students watch from the arranged outfield fence as
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Students watch from the arranged outfield fence as Yankees outfielder, Curtis Granderson, prepares to blast a few wiffle balls at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

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Curtis Granderson watches a few wiffle balls go
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Curtis Granderson watches a few wiffle balls go over the fence at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Curtis Granderson prepares to blast a few wiffle
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Curtis Granderson prepares to blast a few wiffle balls over the fence at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Curtis Granderson watches a few wiffle balls go
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Curtis Granderson watches a few wiffle balls go over the fence at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Curtis Granderson prepares to blast a few wiffle
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Curtis Granderson prepares to blast a few wiffle balls over the fence at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Curtis Granderson prepares to blast a few wiffle
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Curtis Granderson prepares to blast a few wiffle balls over the fence at P.S. 19 in the Bronx. (Nov. 28, 2011)

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Yankees' Curtis Granderson (14) drives in two runs
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Yankees' Curtis Granderson (14) drives in two runs with a bases loaded single against the Oakland Athletic during the fourth inning. (May 31, 2011)

Curtis Granderson during batting practice prior to playing
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Curtis Granderson during batting practice prior to playing against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (May 24, 2011)

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson watches his RBI
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Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson watches his RBI double in the bottom of the first inning against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (May 25, 2011)

Curtis Granderson of the Yankees celebrates his sixth
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Curtis Granderson of the Yankees celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Mets at Yankee Stadium. (May 21, 2011)

Yankees' Curtis Granderson heads to third on a
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Yankees' Curtis Granderson heads to third on a one-run triple against the Mariners in the seventh inning. (May 28, 2011)

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Curtis Granderson celebrates his first-inning homerun against the
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Curtis Granderson celebrates his first-inning homerun against the Mets at Yankee Stadium. (May 22, 2011)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson watches his three-run home
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning against the Rays. (May 16, 2011)

Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after
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Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run against the Athletics during the first inning. (May 31, 2011)

Yankees' Curtis Granderson rounds the bases with a
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Yankees' Curtis Granderson rounds the bases with a home run during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Mets at Yankee Stadium. (May 22, 2011)

Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, is high-fived by teammate
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Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, is high-fived by teammate Derek Jeter after Granderson's two-run home run against the Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. (May 31, 2011)

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Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson makes a running
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Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson makes a running catch on a ball hit by the Tigers' Brandon Inge in the ninth inning. (Mar. 31, 2011)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits a go-ahead solo
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning to make it 4-3 Yankees. (Mar. 31, 2011)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson gets a high five
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson gets a high five from teammate Russell Martin after scoring on his solo home run. (March 31, 2011)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson rounds the bases after
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson rounds the bases after hitting his tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning against Detroit. (Mar. 31, 2011)

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New York Yankees Curtis Granderson knocks a solo
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New York Yankees Curtis Granderson knocks a solo go ahead home run in the 7th inning of his opening day game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on the afternoon of March 31, 2011. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson at bat during Opening
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson at bat during Opening Day against the Tigers. (Mar. 31, 2011)

Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson makes a diving catch
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Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson makes a diving catch in the first inning. (Mar. 31, 2011)

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is expected to be
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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is expected to be activated for Friday night's game against Cleveland. (Apr. 16, 2010)

Injured Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson watches from
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Injured Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson watches from the dugout as the Yankees face the Minnesota Twins. (May 16, 2010)

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left,
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, greets injured New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson on the field during warmups before a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, May 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees makes a diving catch against the Baltimore Orioles. (April 27, 2010)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees fields a hit by Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox. (April 6, 2010)

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson reacts after Nick
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Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson reacts after Nick Swisher struck out to end the bottom of the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Apr. 14, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, signs autographs before
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, signs autographs before a spring training game against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. (Mar. 22, 2010)

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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, talks with Philadelphia
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, talks with Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins before a spring training game in Clearwater, Fla. (Mar. 22, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson singles during a spring
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson singles during a spring training game in Port Charlotte, Fla., (Mar. 19, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, talks with manger
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, talks with manger Joe Girardi before a spring training game against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. (Mar. 22, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, hugs former manager
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, hugs former manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers before a spring training game in Lakeland, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson pulls his bat back
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson pulls his bat back after squaring to bunt during a spring training game against the Pirates in Bradenton, Fla. (Mar. 8, 2010)

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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson follows through on his
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson follows through on his swing - a lefty one Yankee fans hope will take advantage of the porch in rightfield - while working out at the Yankees' minor league facility in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2010)

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, left, watches Derek Jeter
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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, left, watches Derek Jeter in the batting cage while the pair worked out at the Yankees' minor league facility in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, leaves a practice
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, leaves a practice field after taking batting practice, while teammate Derek Jeter adjusts his batting gloves. (Feb. 16, 2010)

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson ranges for a fly
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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson ranges for a fly ball while working out at the Yankees' minor league facility in Tampa, Fla. Granderson has said he's willing to play leftfield, rather than his usual center, if the Yankees ask. (Feb. 16, 2010)

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson gestures while working out
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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson gestures while working out at the Yankees' minor league facility in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2010). (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson and shortstop Derek Jeter
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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson and shortstop Derek Jeter watch the path of Brett Gardner's fly ball while working out at the Yankees' minor league facility in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2010)

Curtis Granderson, an outfielder traded to the Yankees
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Curtis Granderson, an outfielder traded to the Yankees from the Detroit Tigers in the offseason, speaks to the media after a workout at the Yankees' minor league facility in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2010)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson dives to
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Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson dives to catch a first-inning fly ball by Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Rocco Baldelli during a baseball game Monday, July 31, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson watches his
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Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson watches his hit as he leaves the batting cage at spring training baseball Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Lakeland, Fla.

Detroit Tigers' Curtis Granderson hits a triple in
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Detroit Tigers' Curtis Granderson hits a triple in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in this May 20, 2007.

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Detroit Tigers' Curtis Granderson (28) is tagged out
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Detroit Tigers' Curtis Granderson (28) is tagged out at the plate by Kansas City Royals catcher John Buck in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo.

Detroit Tigers' Curtis Granderson, right, steals second base
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Detroit Tigers' Curtis Granderson, right, steals second base on Seattle Mariners shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in Detroit.

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