In news which makes his outstanding performance in the World Series even more impressive, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson underwent surgery this week to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He’s expected to be good to go for spring training next year.
Granderson suffered the injury on a slide in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs, but he didn’t miss any time. You wouldn’t know that it was bothering him, as he slugged three home runs and led the Mets with a 1.060 OPS during the World Series.
Serving as New York’s regular leadoff man, Granderson batted .259/.364/.457 with 26 home runs, 70 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 157 games during the regular season. He turns 35 next March and still has two years and $31 million remaining on his contract.