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Curtis Granderson undergoes thumb surgery

World Series - Kansas City Royals v New York Mets - Game Four

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice prior to Game Four of the 2015 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on October 31, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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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.

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