Curtis Granderson reportedly agrees to deal with Blue Jays
Curtis Granderson is heading to Canada.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday evening that Granderson and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract that is pending a physical.
Free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson in agreement with #BlueJays on one-year, $5M contract, sources tell The Athletic. Deal also includes incentives and is pending a physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 16, 2018
The Blue Jays are a little weak in the outfield, which explains the move. Beyond center fielder Kevin Pillar, their other outfielders include Steve Pearce, Dalton Pompey and Teoscar Hernandez. Still, the Blue Jays giving that much money to Granderson does not make much sense.
The soon-to-be 37-year-old batted just .212 last season, though his OPS was .775 thanks to his 26 home runs and 64 walks. The Jays likely are hoping to get the Granderson version who had an .815 OPS with the Mets rather than the one who batted a pathetic .161 with the Dodgers, leading to him being left off the World Series roster.