We learned on Saturday afternoon that the Mets were going back to the five-man rotation, but it wasn’t clear who would be getting the boot. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that Dillon Gee will be moved from the rotation to the bullpen.
Gee has made six starts this season, posting a 4.46 ERA with a 21/9 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings. He was supposed to start the year in the bullpen, but Zack Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery in late March, ending his season before it began, opening up a rotation spot for Gee. Gee suffered a groin injury in early may, knocking him out of action for a month.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday night that the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million deal. The contract is pending a physical and includes performance incentives.
Granderson, who turns 37 years old in March, spent last season with the Mets and Dodgers, batting an aggregate .212/.323/.452 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI in 527 plate appearances. He struggled offensively after going to the Dodgers, mustering a paltry .654 OPS. He went 1-for-15 in the playoffs as well.
The Blue Jays will likely platoon Granderson in the corner outfield. His career OPS is 158 points higher versus right-handed pitchers than against left-handers.