Granderson, 37, is batting .234/.333/.414 with 10 home runs, 18 doubles and a triple through 322 plate appearances this season. He’s only been allowed to face a left-handed pitcher on 26 occasions and, unsurprisingly, has performed poorly in those appearances. But the well-respected veteran has still managed a plenty serviceable .241/.338/.428 slash against right-handed opponents and could bolster a contending club’s bench and serve as a late-game pinch-running option even if he doesn’t possess the speed he once did.
Granderson is playing the 2018 season on a one-year, $5MM contract and is still owed about $1.28MM of that contract over the final six-plus weeks of the regular season. He’ll likely be shopped around between now and the Aug. 31 deadline for postseason roster eligibility, as the Jays have been aggressive in shedding veteran assets on the cusp of free agency this summer. Toronto has already shipped out J.A. Happ, John Axford, Aaron Loup and Seunghwan Oh, and further trades are likely to occur between now and the end of the month.