The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired three-time all-star Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets.
First to break the deal was Mets reporter, Anthony DiComo.
BREAKING: The Mets have a deal in place to send Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers. Not official yet.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 19, 2017
The Dodgers will be acquiring the outfielder for a player to be named later or cash. Along with Grandson, the Dodgers will be receiving cash, to pay off part, if not all of the remaining 3+ million dollars on his contract for the rest of 2017. The club has already made it official, tweeting the announcement on their official twitter account.
To make room on the 40-man roster, Dodgers designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 19, 2017
Right-handed pitcher, Dylan Floro, was designated for assignment to make room for Curtis Granderson on the 40-man roster. Granderson has not yet been added to the 25-man roster.
The acquisition of Granderson could be because of the lack of production from Joc Pederson, the fear of how healthy Andre Ethier and Adrian Gonzalez might really be, or it could be a combination of both.
Curtis Granderson has quietly been mashing fright-handed pitching this season, something he has been known to do in the past. He has 15 home runs against righties on the year.
Curtis Granderson has .853 OPS including 15 HR vs RHP this season. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 19, 2017
The 13-year veteran resembles a pick-up like Chase Utley in 2015 and Carlos Ruiz in 2016. He will be able to bring in a productive bat with a great amount of power.