Dodgers option Joc Pederson to make room for Curtis Granderson
- Author: Jo Lloyd Aug 22, 2017,
Aug 22, 2017, 0:28
Granderson, 36, will join the Dodgers amid his fourth season with the Mets and 14th overall, after four seasons with the New York Yankees and six with the Detroit Tigers, who chose him in the third round of the 2002 draft out of the University of IL at Chicago.?
The Dodgers also received cash considerations to offset the approximately $3.8 million Granderson is owed in the final year of a four-year, $60 million contract he signed with the Mets. Andre Ethier is expected back in September.
"Curtis Granderson is a huge addition, a real coup for us", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Despite a low batting average overall (.228) Granderson's power numbers are still up.
L.A. enters Saturday an incredible 52 games over.500 at 86-34 and is on pace for 116 wins, which would tie the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners for the most regular season wins in major league history.
"Last night I'm with the Mets in the blue and orange", Granderson said.
Command issues aside, there's no question that Estrada has been productive during his three-year run with the club, earning his first career All-Star nomination in 2016 and posting a cumulative 6.7 fWAR from 2015 through 2017.
Rumored to be going down earlier on Friday night, the Dodgers themselves tweeted out the news. According to unnamed sources within the organization, the team has yet to discuss the specifics of an extension, but both sides have stated interest in working out a deal.