|Bats / Throws||-- / --|
|Date of Birth||3/16/1981|
|From||Blue Island, IL|
|Drafted||2002 - Rd 3|
Granderson's contract was purchased by the Marlins on Thursday, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.
The move confirms that Granderson will make the team. He's hit just .220 this spring but has walked a ton, giving him a .407 on-base percentage and an .846 OPS. He should fill at least a platoon role in an outfield corner this season.
Granderson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.
Hitting leadoff as the designated hitter, Granderson collected his first hit in 11 at-bats this spring. The 37-year-old should break camp on the 25-man roster regardless of his performance at the plate, but whether Granderson sees significant playing time for the Marlins this season -- or is primarily in the locker room to mentor the likes of Lewis Brinson -- remains to be seen.
Granderson (calf) is the designated hitter for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
He is leading off, but won't be tasked with any defensive work in this contest. Granderson will need to get his timing down at the plate this spring, but otherwise appears poised to win a job out of camp as a non-roster invitee.