Granderson fully intends to continue his playing career in 2019, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Granderson is set to turn 38 years old in March and doesn't offer much defensive value these days, but he was still a major weapon against right-handed pitching in 2018, slashing .247/.355/.444 (119 wRC+) across 375 plate appearances with the Blue Jays and Brewers. He shouldn't have much trouble landing a minor-league deal or one-year contract later this winter once some of the bigger free agents have come off the board.
Granderson went 2-for-6 and scored a run in Sunday's victory over the Pirates. Granderson went just 1-for-22 (.045) over the seven games prior to Sunday's, but he was able to reach base a couple times out of the leadoff spot. Granderson started eight of the last 10 games, but with him struggling a bit and both Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun presumably healthy again, he may not be in the lineup as frequently over the season's final week.
Granderson went 3-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Cubs. The veteran outfielder's big night helped bring the Brewers to within one game of the NL Central lead. Granderson has gone 5-for-11 with two homers in eight games since coming over from the Jays, but his playing time will likely remain limited with Ryan Braun, Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain set in Milwaukee's starting outfield.
Granderson will start in right field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Nationals. After being acquired from the Blue Jays on Friday, Granderson made his debut off the bench in Saturday's 5-4 loss, walking in his lone plate appearance. He'll now pick up his first start with his new team, replacing Ryan Braun in the outfield. Granderson likely won't be in store for much more than a part-time role in Milwaukee, with almost all of his opportunities to play coming against right-handed pitching.
Manager John Gibbons informed Granderson he'll be receiving fewer starts for the rest of the season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. The Blue Jays are opting to give their younger outfielders the bulk of the starts for the rest of 2018, with the promotion of Billy McKinney last week making Granderson the odd man out. The 37-year-old may still see some time at designated hitter, but his overall opportunities are likely to become more sparse as the season enters its final stages.