Outfielder Curtis Granderson signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays on Monday. The deal will pay the 36-year-old $5 million for the 2018 season.
Granderson hit 26 home runs last season but that came with a dismal .212/.323/.452 batting line. The Blue Jays would figure to play him at a corner outfield spot against right-handed pitching.
Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the news on Twitter.
Free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson in agreement with #BlueJays on one-year, $5M contract, sources tell The Athletic. Deal also includes incentives and is pending a physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 16, 2018
The signing of Granderson is another reminder that the team has moved on from Jose Bautista.
Bautisa, 37, had spent the last 10 years with the Blue Jays but after he hit just .203/.308/.366 with 23 homers and 65 RBI last season in 157 games the Blue Jays exercised the $500,000 buyout they had on his contract.