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Mets trade rumors: Curtis Granderson clears waivers

Like Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson can now be traded anytime this month.

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Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has cleared waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal. Like Jay Bruce, he can now be traded anytime this month, and it’s been known for a while that the Mets have been looking to trade one or both of the outfielders for the past few weeks.

Despite getting off to a brutal start that saw him finish the month of April with a .395 OPS, Granderson has put together a solid season. Coming into today’s game, during which he already hit a home run, Granderson had hit .260/.383/.534 since May 1. And as a result, he’s brought his line up to roughly his own norms: .223/.330/.446.

Like Bruce, Granderson could certainly help a contending team. He’s unlikely to bring the Mets a prospect haul, but it’s hard to imagine there isn’t a contending team out there that could use him over the final month or two of this season. And like Bruce, Granderson is set to hit free agency this winter.