Dodgers Land Mets Slugger Curtis Granderson

Dodgers Land Mets Slugger Curtis Granderson

Granderson was acquired from the Mets late on Friday and is already in Motown with his new club.

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. Overall, he's batting.228 with 19 homers and 52 RBIs in 111 games this season for the Mets, including.282 with runners in scoring position. Granderson gives Los Angeles another option for the outfield along with Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson. Granderson, who cleared revocable waiver recently, will earn $15 million in the final year of his contract before he hits the open market this winter.

Granderson said while at his locker following the trade that when he became a Met in 2014 he had been told they were committed to winning and he appreciated the opportunity to play in the postseason the last two seasons with the team. He's also played in 51 postseason games, tied for the 14th most among active players. Granderson thanked the Mets organization and praised his teammates for the wonderful four years with the team. The three-time All-Star (2009, '11, '12) and 2011 Silver Slugger also won the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award for his community work.

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Los Angeles continues to build on its hugely successful regular season and is on pace to tie the record in Major League Baseball for wins in a single season at 116.

The teams announced the deal after their games Friday night.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment. "This changes some things up a little bit for me, but, excited, still going to come out ready to play".