Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson From Mets

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22 August, 2017

The Mets traded the 36-year-old for a player to be named later and cash considerations, the teams said late Friday night. The three-time All-Star (2009, '11, '12) and 2011 Silver Slugger also won the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award for his community work. I get a chance to be with an organization I've watched a lot and played against a lot. But in 71 games since May 21, Granderson has hit.276 with a.300 on-base percentage and.603 slugging percentage thanks to 31 extra-base hits (13 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs).

Granderson hit.228 (77-337) with 19 home runs, 52 RBI and 58 runs scored in 111 games with the Mets this year.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment. The opening is in center, where Joc Pederson has managed a.215/.329/.418 slash and a -0.4 WAR that is by far the lowest of any Dodgers player with at least 200 plate appearances.

The Mets already dealt outfielder Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians in August, and now another veteran is gone to open up a spot in the lineup for the rest of the season.

Granderson was drafted by the Tigers in 2002 and played parts of six seasons in Detroit, from 2004-2009.

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"A little bittersweet", Granderson said before exchanging hugs and phone numbers with now ex-teammates such as Robert Gsellman and Wilmer Flores.

Granderson is in the final season of a four-year, $60 million contract.

Granderson released a video statement to Mets fans that the team posted to its Twitter feed.

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