Mets agree to four-year contract with Curtis Granderson
The Mets have added a big bat to their outfield, agreeing to a four-year contract worth Curtis Granderson.
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.