According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the 36-year-old has agreed to a one-year, $5M dollar deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Granderson’s deal will also include incentives, and is currently 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.
Granderson has spent 14 seasons in the big leagues, four of which were with the Bronx Bombers. During his time in pinstripes, the left-handed outfielder posted a slash line of .245/.335/.495 in 513 games. He was named to two All-Star games, and earned a Silver Slugger Award for the 2011 season.
The Blue Jays hope that the veteran can provide some power from the left-hand side of the plate. Granderson has hit 20+ homers 10 times in his career, and should provide a stable presence in Toronto’s everyday lineup.
Along with his on the field presence, Granderson should make an impact in the Blue Jays clubhouse. The “Grandy Man” provides a veteran presence that can be very beneficial during a long 162-game stretch.
As Grandy returns to the American League East, the Hot Stove is starting to pick up a bit. The Bronx Pinstripes team will continue to provide the latest news and updates as the offseason continues to roll.