NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees have exercised their $15 million contract options for second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Curtis Granderson for next season.
Cano hit .313 with 33 home runs and 94 RBIs this season. Granderson hit 43 homers and drove in 106 runs, but batted just .232. The Yankees were swept in the American League Championship Series by the Detroit Tigers, who went on to lose the World Series to San Francisco.
Both players had dreadful postseasons. In the playoffs, Cano hit .075 (3-for-40) with no home runs, including a 29 at-bat hitless streak. Granderson was 3-for-30 with 16 strikeouts.
The Yankees also exercised their option for reliever David Aardsma. He was paid $500,000 last season. The former Mariners closer missed all of 2011 and virtually all of 2012 after coming off elbow and his surgeries. He pitched one inning this past season, allowing a run on a homer.
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