Dodgers option Pederson to make room for Granderson

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets for cash considerations and a player to be named later, the teams announced Friday. "But an opportunity to be able to go play in the postseason is exciting". Verlander and Maeda were throwing dueling no-hitters at this point, so Granderson's home run broke up the no-hitter on Verlander's side.

Granderson, hitting.228 with 19 home runs for the Mets, is expected to be primarily a bench player for the very deep Dodgers, although he could take some at-bats from Joc Pederson in center field.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment.

Jankowski, 28, was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. That was a few days after they had traded Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians and after the trade deadline when they dealt away Lucas Duda and closer Addison Reed.

During his six seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Curtis Granderson was a fan favorite not only because of his play on the field but because of how he treated people off of the field.


The 36-year old outfielder is in the final season of a four-year, $60 million contract and became one of the last veterans left on a team that moved Lucas Duda and Neil Walker.

The Tigers snapped a 6-game losing steak with a win over the No. 1 team in baseball, the L.A. Dodgers.

"A little bittersweet to do that", Granderson said in a post-game TV interview Friday night, asked about leaving the Mets. "But all the things that have been said that we talked about doing, I think we did".

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