NEW YORK -- Curtis Granderson is heading across town, where the New York Mets hope his home run swing wont suffer at Citi Field. Fred Lynn Jersey . The free-agent outfielder agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract with the Mets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. 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. The move marks general manager Sandy Aldersons most expensive free-agent signing -- by far -- after three years of bargain shopping as the Mets rebuilt. 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. New York also signed free-agent outfielder Chris Young to a $7.25 million, one-year contract this off-season. Granderson has played centre field most of his career but spent time in both left and right last season. He figures to fill a corner spot with the Mets, who plan to use defensive whiz Juan Lagares or Young in centre. New Yorks outfield combined to hit .238 this year (29th in the majors) with 50 homers (tied for 24th) and 209 RBIs (16th), according to STATS. The group also includes speedy left fielder Eric Young Jr., the NL stolen base leader. Granderson turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees to test the open market. The Mets, however, would not have to forfeit their first-round draft pick to sign him because they own the 10th overall selection. The top 10 picks are protected. Granderson hit 41 home runs in 2011, when he led the American League in runs (136) and RBIs (119) and finished fourth in MVP voting. He had 43 homers and 106 RBIs in 2012, taking advantage of the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium. The Mets hope his power will translate to spacious Citi Field, where its more difficult to clear the fences. Grandersons numbers have declined the past two years, down to a .317 on-base percentage and .407 slugging mark last season. He also is prone to strikeouts -- whiffing 364 times from 2011-2012 -- and joins a Mets lineup that fanned 1,384 times this year, tied with Atlanta for most in the NL. But his bat is a significant upgrade for the Mets, starved for offence following their fifth straight losing season since moving into Citi Field. Now, the club can focus on other areas of need -- shortstop, first base, the pitching staff -- heading into baseballs winter meetings next week. Granderson was on the disabled list twice last season after getting hit by pitches. He missed the first 38 games after breaking his right wrist when he was plunked by Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ in his first spring training plate appearance on Feb. 24. Not long after he returned, Granderson broke a knuckle on his left pinkie when he was hit at Tampa Bay on May 24. That kept him out until August, making Granderson one of several Yankees stars to be sidelined much of the season. New York was unable to overcome all the injuries, missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years. Grandersons agreement with the Mets was first reported by the New York Post. Custom Los Angeles Angels Jerseys . The win puts the final playoff berth in Group A in question. If the Czechs beat Slovakia on Tuesday, they will go through. If they lose, Germany will get the last quarter-final berth. Brian Goodwin Angels Jersey . -- Albert Pujols is thrilled to have a reason to forget about his first two disappointing seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime and the game tied, an exhausted Lance Stephenson looked at Steve Clifford and said, Cmon Coach, draw me up a play.So Clifford did.Stephenson inbounded the ball to Marvin Williams, got it back off a handoff and knocked down a 33-foot jumper off the glass at the buzzer to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 122-119 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.Stephenson, who played 47 minutes, celebrated by racing to the scorers table and leaping on top. He started pounding his chest as the teal and purple-clad crowd went wild.Stephenson said hes hit shots to tie games before but had never hit a game-winner at any level of basketball.For me to hit that big shot, there was a lot of emotion that came out, Stephenson said. I got real hyped.When asked if he called bank, Stephenson laughed and said, I cant hit a swish yet, so I tried to throw it off the backboard and it went in.Stephenson registered his first double-double with the Hornets, finishing with 17 points and 13 rebounds.I havent made a shot all season long, said Stephenson, who shot 26.7 per cent in his first five games with his new team. Hopefully that will give me more confidence to keep hitting more shots.Al Jefferson scored a season-high 34 points and reserve Gary Neal added 23 points as the Hornets (3-3) beat the Hawks in Charlotte for the first time since 2011, snapping a six-game home losing streak to their division rivals.Al Horford led Atlanta (1-3) with 24 points and Jeff Teague added 22. Kyle Korver had 20.The Hornets had a chance to win the game in regulation when Jefferson missed a key free throw with 9.9 seconds left that would have given his team a one-point lead, and also surrendered a six-point lead in the first overtime.With the game tied at the end of the second overtime, Kemba Walker drove, lost his balance and threw up a shot that missed the rim, resulting in a 24-second violation with 2.7 seconds left. That gave the Hawks a chance to win it, but Korver was called for an illegal screen on Williams at midcourt, giving the ball back to the Hornetss with no time elapsed off the clock. Justin Upton Jersey. The offensive foul on Korver left Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer a little upset.The league is working really hard to gauge when players were overreacting, Budenholzer said. I think it may have been case where Kyle set a good screen. Thats part of the game. Calls go against you. I obviously dont agree with it.It was an exhausting, physical game that took its toll in the players.Jefferson said he was thankful Stephenson hit the shot when he did, saying he didnt think he could have played another five-minute overtime period.Lance is as tough as nails, those New York guys, Jefferson said. You see when he got the ball what he did with it.The Hawks had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but Paul Millsap missed an 18-footer at the buzzer.The Hornets had a six-point lead in overtime with 24 seconds left, but managed to waste that away. Teague hit a driving layup and Korver knocked down a 3-pointer after Atlanta won a jump ball, trimming the Charlotte lead to 108-107 with 12 seconds left.Walker was fouled on the inbounds pass and hit two free throws to push the lead to three. Mike Scott missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left, but the ball bounced off Walker. This time, Scott buried a 3-pointer from the right baseline on an inbounds play under the Hawks basket.___TIP-INSHawks: The Hawks have shared the ball well, entering the game averaging an NBA-high 26 assists per game. They had 28 against Charlotte.Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned to the starting lineup after missing the last two games with a rib injury. ... The Hornets head out on a four-game West Coast swing that includes games against the Lakers, Trail Blazers, Suns and Warriors.MOVING ON UPRookie P.J. Hairston replaced Gerald Henderson as the first player off the bench for the Hornets and had an immediate impact, knocking down a 3-pointer from the corner and drawing a foul to complete a four-point play. However, those were his only points in 12 minutes.UP NEXTHawks: Host New York Knicks on Saturday night.Hornets: At Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. ' ' '