Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson From Mets, Bolster Loaded Outfield
Aug 20 2017
But true contenders don't rest on their laurels, as impressive as they might be, which is why the Dodgers went ahead and added Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets. While he's hitting only.228 this season, he has a very respectable.815 OPS and has slugged 19 home runs in 395 plate appearances.
The Dodgers also received cash considerations to offset the approximately $3.8 million Granderson is owed in the final year of a four-year, $60 million contract he signed with the Mets.
Granderson, who is 36, will join Los Angeles during his fourth season in NY and his 13 season in the majors.
Acquiring another outfielder wasn't exactly a pressing need for the red-hot Dodgers, who already boast a rock-solid, four-man outfield rotation in left fielders Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor, center fielder Joc Pederson and right fielder Yasiel Puig.
Granderson's arrival gives the Dodgers a ton of outfield depth, and Pederson's struggles mixed with his general lack of positional flexibility made him expendable.
The Dodgers also had 13 more wins than the Washington Nationals' second-best record in the NL and 11 more than the American League-best Houston Astros.
Granderson released a video statement to Mets fans that the team posted to its Twitter feed. Floro, 26, was claimed from the Cubs on August 4 and appeared in three games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Tigers traded Granderson to the New York Yankees after the 2009 season as part of a three-team deal that included pitcher Edwin Jackson.
"A little bittersweet", Granderson said before exchanging hugs and phone numbers with now ex-teammates such as Robert Gsellman and Wilmer Flores. "But all the things that have been said that we talked about doing, I think we did".