Former Yankees and Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson retired on Friday after a 16-year MLB career.
“As I close out this wonderful chapter in my life and step away from my days on the field, I know that my role in this game is only just getting started,” Granderson, 38, wrote in a statement on Twitter. “I look forward to continuing my work helping to diversify the sport, paving the way for young kids to learn and grow.”
The Yankees acquired Granderson before the 2010 season and he played four seasons in The Bronx, making two of his three All-Star Games there. Granderson then signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Mets and was a part of the team that lost to the Royals in the 2015 World Series.
Granderson, known as one of the good guys in the sport, was a .249 lifetime hitter with 344 home runs and 937 RBIs. He started his career with the Tigers and also played for the Blue Jays, Brewers and Marlins.
The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported in December that ESPN might be interested in Granderson for a broadcasting role, if he did decide to end his playing career.
“It’s been an incredible journey! Thanks for the ride of a lifetime,” Granderson added on…