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Mets Said to Reach Four-Year, $60 Million Deal With Granderson

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Mets agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with former Yankees three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

The deal is pending a physical for the 32-year-old Granderson, according to the person, who was granted anonymity because the agreement hasn’t been announced.

Mets spokeswoman Shannon Forde didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

The left-handed hitting Granderson joins a team that hit 130 home runs last season, the sixth-fewest in Major League Baseball. His 84 combined home runs in 2011 and 2012 were 10 more than anyone else in the major leagues.

Granderson has hit .261 with 217 home runs and 780 runs scored in a 10-year major-league career with the Detroit Tigers and the Yankees. He hit at least 40 homers, scored at least 100 runs and drove in more than 100 runs in 2011 and 2012.

Last season, Granderson played 61 games with the Yankees due to hand and arm injuries.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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