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AP source: Granderson, Mets agree to $60M, 4-year deal

  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

  • FILE - This is a 2013 photo of Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees baseball team. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    FILE - This is a 2013 photo of Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees baseball team. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

  • FILE - This is a 2013 photo of Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees baseball team. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    FILE - This is a 2013 photo of Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees baseball team. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
  • FILE - This is a 2013 photo of Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees baseball team. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
  • FILE - This is a 2013 photo of Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees baseball team. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 6, 2013,  because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

NEW YORK — Free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made.

Granderson, who turns 33 in March, comes over from the crosstown Yankees and gives the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs this year, when injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of his previous two seasons in pinstripes.

The move marks general manager Sandy Alderson’s most expensive free-agent signing — by far — after three years of bargain shopping as the Mets rebuilt.

A three-time All-Star, Granderson provides proven thump from the left side of the plate to complement right-handed hitter David Wright in a lineup that managed only 130 home runs last season — tied for 25th among 30 major league teams.

New York also signed free-agent outfielder Chris Young to a $7.25 million, one-year contract this offseason. Granderson has played center field most of his career but spent time in both left and right last season. He figures to fill a corner spot with the Mets, who plan to use defensive whiz Juan Lagares or Young in center.

New York’s outfield combined to hit .238 this year (29th in the majors) with 50 homers (tied for 24th) and 209 RBIs (16th), according to STATS.

Granderson’s agreement with the Mets was first reported by the New York Post.

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Mariners mum on possible Cano deal: The Seattle Mariners were staying quiet on Friday about a potential major deal with free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.

The team issued a statement in response to an ESPN report that Cano and the Mariners had reached agreement on a $240 million, 10-year contract pending a physical.

Cano’s reported deal would be one of the largest in baseball history and a coup for a franchise that’s gone a dozen years since making the postseason. It would bring creditability for the Mariners after striking out in the past in their pursuits of big free agents.

Cano is a five-time All-Star second baseman for the Yankees. Last season, he played in 160 games, hitting .314 with 27 homers and 107 RBIs, while posting a .899 on-base plus slugging percentage. He finished fifth in American League most valuable player voting.

Seattle has plenty of financial room to make a large cash commitment. The only major contracts on the books for 2014 are for pitchers Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma. Helping provide room to increase the payroll is the Mariners’ investment in a new regional sports network that is expected to net Seattle significant revenue in the coming years and it’s not a surprise the club was able to make such a staggering offer.

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AP source: Sox sign Mujica: A person familiar with the deal tells The AP that the Boston Red Sox and reliever Edward Mujica have agreed on a two-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal was pending a physical and had not been announced. The 29-year-old Mujica gives the Red Sox some protection if closer Koji Uehara, who turns 39 in April, cannot repeat his 2013 performance next season.

Mujica was 2-1 with 37 saves and a 2.78 ERA for the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals last season. He made two appearances in the playoffs, giving up one run in two innings. He did not appear in the World Series against the Red Sox.

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