Ten days after Lansing visit, hometown hero gets a contract
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (January 16) – When TF South alum Curtis Granderson took questions from the crowd gathered at First United Methodist Church on January 6, the first question came from Josuah Breitenreiter of Lansing: “Since you’re a free agent this year, where would you like to go?”
After 14 years in Major League Baseball, Granderson made it clear that he was eager to keep playing, joking that if his phone rang during the presentation, he would definitely take the call. “I want to go somewhere I can win,” he told the crowd, having made it to three World Series without earning a ring.
Now he’ll return to the American League, having signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. According to MLB.com, the deal has not yet been officially announced by Toronto, but it has been confirmed by MLB officials.
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