Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push
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[August 19, 2017]
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles
Dodgers bolstered their World Series aspirations by acquiring
veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York
Mets on Friday.
The Mets sent cash considerations and the three-time All Star
Granderson in exchange for a player to be named later, the Dodgers
Los Angeles lead the majors with an 86-34 record and have a 19-1/2
game lead over Arizona in the National League West.
The 36-year-old Granderson is batting .228 with 19 home runs this
season for the Mets, who have a 53-66 record and are unlikely to
make the playoffs. They were in the World Series in 2015.
"Its been a great four years here with the Mets organization,"
Granderson told reporters. "All these guys have been amazing.
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Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson (3) hits a solo home run
against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee
Stadium. Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
"It's a little bittersweet, but to get an opportunity to play into
the post-season is going to be exciting."
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg
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