TheNew York Mets and outfielder Curtis Granderson have agreed on a four-year, $60 million deal, pending the outcome of a physical, ESPN sources say.
Granderson, 32, met Sunday with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson in what was described as more of an introductory meeting before talks escalated quickly.
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It appears Granderson will play left field, with Lagares in center and Chris Young in right. That potentially would free up Eric Young to play second base should the Mets trade Murphy.
The deal is by far the biggest free-agent expenditure the Mets have made in Alderson's four offseasons as GM. The largest contract previously belonged to Frank Francisco, who signed a now-expired two-year, $12 million deal during the 2011-12 offseason.
Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin was used in this report.