Adam Rubin and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com are reporting the move by the Mets, which makes Granderson available to be claimed by any team in Major League Baseball. Should he clear waivers, the Mets can either deal him to any team or pull him back if they wish not to.
Granderson had a rocky start to his Mets career after leaving the Yankees following a rather successful stint in the Bronx. He started off the year with a .145 average in the month of April, although he has picked it up in recent months and even hit .300 in July.
However, that success has been marred by a horrid August which has seen the 33-year-old hit to a .080 average. For the season, Grandy has belted 15 homers and knocked in 45 RBI—14 of those homers have come since May 1.
Despite picking up his game in June and July, Granderson is unlikely to be claimed or dealt after being placed on waivers.
He's in the first year of a four-year deal that pays him around $16 million annually, but his somewhat depressing numbers will be a major negative for teams that are hesitant to pick up his big contract.
On the bright side, Granderson has been able to stay healthy with the Mets after playing in just 61 games for the Yanks last season. For whatever reason, whether it be age or his new surroundings in a pitcher's park at Citi Field, Granderson isn't coming close to matching the production he enjoyed with the Bronx Bombers.
Don't expect Granderson's days in Queens to be finished just yet.
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