The Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with outfielder Curtis Granderson, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Granderson, who turns 37 in March, heads to the fifth team of his major-league career in Toronto. He’ll provide a veteran option in a Jays outfield mix that is slated to include Steve Pearce, Teoscar Hernandez and Ezequiel Carrera as corner options around center-fielder Kevin Pillar.
Granderson split his 2017 season between the Mets and Dodgers, posting a combined .212/.323/.452 with 26 homers in 147 games. A veteran of fourteen major-league seasons with Detroit, both New York teams and the Dodgers, Granderson continues to be one of the most respected clubhouse presences in all of baseball.
Granderson joins infielders Yangervis Solarte and Aledmys Diaz as key additions for the Jays this winter, signaling that the club will try to contend in the AL East in 2018. Despite rumors that the club could look to trade star third baseman Josh Donaldson, it appears the Jays are angling to make one more run with their current core.