Dodgers option Joc Pederson to make room for Curtis Granderson

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Granderson was acquired from the New York Mets on Friday for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

The Los Angeles Dodgers added a veteran on Friday to bolster their already-strong roster before the postseason begins in a little more than a month. The three-time All-Star (2009, '11, '12) and 2011 Silver Slugger also won the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award for his community work.

Their 86 wins going into Saturday led the major leagues, so the Mets' cost-cutting move in trading Granderson is also an opportunity for the 36-year-old to chase a long-sought World Series ring. But in 71 games since May 21, Granderson has hit.276 with a.300 on-base percentage and.603 slugging percentage thanks to 31 extra-base hits (13 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs). Granderson has 19 home runs 52 runs batted in, the home runs would be tied for third on the Dodgers with Corey Seager.

Joc Pederson has faded over the summer and was optioned by the Dodgers to Triple-A.

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Granderson was drafted by the Tigers in 2002 and played parts of six seasons in Detroit, from 2004-2009.

Bleacher Report notes that Granderson is in the final year of his contract, so while this figures to be a rental, the Dodgers have the luxury of being able to just pony up whatever if they decide they want to keep him around.

Meanwhile, they sent minor league right-hander Jacob Rhame to the Mets to complete the Curtis Granderson trade. "But all the things that have been said that we talked about doing, I think we did".

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