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According to several reports published today, the Yankees are close to acquiring center fielder Curtis Granderson from the Detroit Tigers, in a three-way deal with the Diamondbacks and Tigers, which involves the Yankees giving up Phil Coke, Ian Kennedy, and prized outfield prospect Austin Jackson. If this deal does indeed happen, it would be a tremendous pickup for the Yankees, as they've acquired yet another power hitter for the home run-friendly Yankee Stadium, not to mention a very good defensive center fielder.á Not only have the Yankees acquired a great player, but if the reports are true, the Yankees have given up very little in return. Phil Coke has been used as a lefty specialist by the Yankees, but he has become expendable with Damaso Marte's sudden rise during the 2009 postseas ...

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