Granderson, Blue Jays finalize $5 million, 1-year deal
TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Curtis Granderson and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $5 million, one-year contract.
The three-time All-Star wore a Blue Jays T-shirt in a video posted to his Twitter timeline Tuesday and wrote he was "thrilled" to announce he'll be playing north of the border this season.
He can earn an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $125,000 for 450, $250,000 apiece for 500 and 550, $375,000 for 600 and $500,000 for 650.
Granderson agreed to the deal about a week ago, subject to a successful physical.
The 36-year-old is Toronto's second outfield acquisition in five days. Randal Grichuk was acquired in a trade from St. Louis on Friday.
Granderson split last season between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting .212 with 26 home runs in 527 plate appearances.
A 14-year veteran who has also played for Detroit and the New York Yankees, Granderson is a career .252 hitter with 319 home runs and 865 RBIs.
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Updated January 23, 2018