The Yankees exercised their options on Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and David Aardsma Monday, the first of many moves expected this offseason in The Bronx.

Granderson and Cano both had $15 million options which were all but certain to be picked up despite their postseason struggles. Aardsma made it back from Tommy John surgery late in the year.

Now, GM Brian Cashman's attention can shift to setting next season's roster, since the Yankees have plenty of question marks and plan to get under the $189 million payroll threshold by 2014.

Rafael Soriano has three days to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent, joining fellow closer Mariano Rivera, who has yet to decide on his status for next season.

The Yankees are confident CC Sabathia is going to be fine by Opening Day after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow last week, but the rest of the starting rotation is up in the air. Andy Pettitte is among the team's free agents and sounded throughout the season like he wanted to come back, especially after missing a chunk of the year with a fractured ankle.