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Marlins sign Curtis Granderson to a minor league deal

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The Miami Marlins have signed Curtis Granderson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. If he makes the team he’ll make $1.75 million in 2019, with incentives that could bump it up to $2 million.

Granderson, who will turn 38 during spring training, spent last season with the Blue Jays and Brewers, hitting .242/.351/.431 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 403 plate appearances. That was pretty useful, mostly because John Gibbons and Craig Counsell used him almost exclusively against right-handed pitchers. As such, figure he’ll be a platoon outfielder in Miami as well.

Zack Wheeler hits first career homer

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Mets starter Zack Wheeler wasn’t content with just dominating the Phillies on the mound Tuesday night in Queens. The 28-year-old decided to have himself a three-RBI night at the plate, too, including his first career home run.

With the Mets already leading 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Wheeler lifted a first-pitch Zach Eflin fastball out to left-center field, landing well beyond the 370-foot sign on the wall. Wheeler had previously helped his own cause, lacing a two-run double down the right field line off of Eflin in the second inning.

Wheeler entered the night with 22 hits in 194 career trips to the plate. Of his 22 hits, five went for extra bases (all doubles). On the mound, through six innings, Wheeler has held the Phillies scoreless on five hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.

Todd Frazier broke the game open in the fifth inning, hitting a grand slam off of Drew Anderson to push the Mets’ lead to 8-0. If the Phillies lose tonight, they will have lost five of their last six games.