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Mets make splash by agreeing to terms with Curtis Granderson

Tim Brown
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In other news out of New York, Curtis Granderson is changing boroughs.

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Curtis Granderson

After four seasons with the Yankees, Granderson on Friday agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with the Mets, sources confirmed.

[Also: Robinson Cano agrees to monster deal with Mariners ]

The contract is by far the largest granted by the Mets to a free agent since their general manager, Sandy Alderson, took over during the 2010 season, and could signal a subtle return to health for an organization beset by owner Fred Wilpon’s financial woes.

Granderson, 32, twice hit at least 41 home runs for the Yankees. Injuries limited him to 61 games last season, during which he batted .229 and hit seven home runs. Granderson is also swing-and-miss prone, having struck out 549 times in 1,859 at-bats as a Yankee.

The Mets were a fairly dismal offensive team in 2013, and sought a power bat they believed would translate to Citi Field. They also have signed outfielder Chris Young, another potential slugger given to striking out.

Granderson and Young probably will fill the outfield corners around center fielder Juan Ligares. Granderson likely would bat cleanup, behind David Wright.

The New York Post first reported the terms of the Granderson contract.

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