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Mets agree to four-year contract with Curtis Granderson

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Mets have added some big lefty power to their lineup in Curtis Granderson.
The Mets have added some big lefty power to their lineup in Curtis Granderson. (USATSI)

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The Mets and outfielder Curtis Granderson have agreed to a four-year contract worth $60 million, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the news.

Granderson, 32, missed over 100 games in 2013 due to a pair of hit-by-pitch related injuries. His right forearm was broken by a pitch in spring training, then, soon after he returned, his left hand was broken by another pitch. Granderson hit .229/.317/.407 (97 OPS+) with seven home runs in 61 games around the injuries.

Over the last four years, Granderson managed a .245/.335/.495 (120 OPS+) batting line with the Yankees. He put together back-to-back 40+ home runs seasons in 2011 and 2012, and he wasn't just a product of small Yankee Stadium either -- he hit 37 home runs on the road and 47 at home during those two seasons.

The Yankees tendered Granderson a qualifying offer, so they will receive a supplemental first round draft pick as compensation. The Mets have a protected first round pick and will instead forfeit their second rounder.

 
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