Granderson, who turns 33 in March, comes over from the crosstown Yankees and gives the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs this year, when wrist and hand injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of his previous two seasons in pinstripes.
A three-time All-Star, Granderson provides proven thump from the left side of the plate to complement right-handed hitter David Wright in a lineup that managed only 130 home runs last season -- tied for 25th among 30 major league teams.
KURODA: As Cano and Granderson were leaving the Yankees, Hiroki Kuroda agreed to stay for a third season in the Bronx.
Kuroda's return fills one of three holes in the rotation behind CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. The right-hander, who turns 39 in February, finished 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts covering 201 1-3 innings.
Last month, Kuroda declined a $14.1 million qualifying offer from New York.
While the Yankees offered Cano $175 million over seven years, ESPN reported Friday the second baseman had agreed to a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners, pending a physical.
MARLINS: Rafael Furcal will try to make his comeback from elbow surgery with the Miami Marlins.
The free-agent infielder and the Marlins have agreed to terms on a contract, two people familiar with the situation said Thursday. Both people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it hadn't been finalized.
In addition, one of the people said, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia passed his physical, and his $21 million, three-year deal with Miami was completed.
NATIONALS: Free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth and the Washington Nationals reached a deal, according to sources.
The 32-year-old McLouth hit .258 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in 146 games for Baltimore last season. He's played nine seasons in the majors with Pittsburgh, Atlanta and the Orioles, and was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner in 2008.
The Nationals have starters Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Denard Span in the outfield.
McLouth would likely be a part-time backup, perhaps getting some of the playing time Steve Lombardozzi saw in the outfield last season. The Nationals recently traded Lombardozzi to Detroit for pitcher Doug Fister.