Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York this morning. The Mets say he will be ready for spring training.
Granderson, who hit .259/.364/.457 with 26 home runs in the regular season, continued to perform well in the postseason. He was injured after Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, but he still hit three home runs against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series and robbed Ben Zobrist of a home run in Game 3 at Citi Field, a key moment in stifling a Royals comeback as the Mets went on to win that game 9-3.
Granderson is a three-time All Star, Sliver Slugger award winner, member of the 20-20 club, and most recently was nominated as a 2015 Golden Glove Award finalist. He is under contract with the Mets for two more years and will earn $16 million in 2016 and $15 million in 2017.