Curtis Granderson agrees to one-year, $5 million deal with Blue Jays

Blue Jays Sign Curtis Granderson

Blue Jays to sign OF Curtis Granderson: reports

The Toronto Blue Jays and the free agent outfielder agreed to a one-year contract on Monday night, sources confirm to FanRag Sports.

Curtis Granderson will make a return to the American League for the 2018 season.

The deal, believed to be for one year and $5 million, was reported by Sportsnet, which given Rogers ownership is nearly like an official news release. He did not appear in any playoff games during the Dodgers' World Series run.

Granderson, who turns 37 years old in March, spent last season with the Mets and Dodgers, batting an aggregate.212/.323/.452 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI in 527 plate appearances. He seems to be a strong fit for the Jays as he spent four years in the AL East, with the Yankees, and the fact that his power could play up in the strong hitters' park, the Rogers Centre.

Granderson has a.252 career average with 319 home runs and 865 RBIs.

Drafted by the Tigers in 2002, Granderson was the team's everyday center fielder from 2006 to 2009.

For Toronto, Granderson provides outfield depth to cover for the loss of Jose Bautista. He has played there consistently over the past several seasons.

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