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Granderson Starts Fresh with Toronto Blue Jays

Granderson officially joined the Blue Jays earlier this week on a one-year deal worth $5 million. He's expected to platoon in left field alongside Steve Pearce, and receive the majority of the at-bats vs. right-handed pitchers.

Curtis Granderson was looking for an opportunity to play on a regular basis. The Blue Jays gave him one, and now Toronto is about to find out how much the 36-year-old has left in the tank.

Granderson officially joined the Blue Jays earlier this week on a one-year deal worth $5 million. He’s expected to platoon in left field alongside Steve Pearce, and receive the majority of the at-bats vs. right-handed pitchers.

As with recently acquired right fielder Randal Grichuk, Toronto hopes that a move to the hitter-friendly ballparks of the American League East will lead to an uptick in power. Granderson knows power is a big part of his game, but he plans to help out in other areas as well.

“Regardless of where we end up having to play, you’ve still got to find a way to produce and help the team out,” Granderson said. “Talking to [manager John] Gibbons, he said one of the things we’re looking to do is score a couple more runs. No matter how that happens to be — if that happens to be due to the ballparks, or just us doing what we need to do to move some runners around. Any way that I can go ahead and do that, I’m going to be trying my best to do so.”

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