Despite four current vacancies in the Yankees lineup, there's a chance a fifth could open up in the coming weeks.

According to a source, the Yankees have been quietly shopping Curtis Granderson since the beginning of November, though no deal is imminent.

Granderson is in the final year of his contract after the Yankees exercised a $15 million option in late-October. Trading the center fielder would open some payroll flexibility for the Yankees, who must now add a third baseman in addition to a right fielder and catcher.

"We could always think about doing stuff on guys we have under our control," Brian Cashman said "It's not something I would talk about publicly."

Granderson leads the majors with 84 home runs over the past two seasons, but his other numbers plummeted from 2011 to 2012. He hit .232 with a .319 on-base percentage and .492 slugging percentage last season, driving in 106 runs while scoring 102.

Granderson, who turns 32 in March, will surely be looking for a huge payday when he reaches free agency next season, though the Yankees will already be looking to re-sign Robinson Cano and may still have to pay Derek Jeter, who has a $9.5 million option for 2014.

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