Reports: Brian McCann, Yankees agree to 5-year deal
|11.23.13 at 6:21 pm ET|
According to multiple reports, the Yankees have agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with free agent catcher Brian McCann. According to FoxSports.com, the contract also has a sixth-year vesting option that can take the deal up over $100 million.
The Red Sox had interest in McCann, but, according to sources, were hesitant to commit to the years ultimately given to the catcher. Still on the free agent market are Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dioner Navarro and A.J. Pierzynski, with Reds backstop Ryan Hanigan potentially available in a trade.
McCann was perceived as the top free agent catcher on this year’s market, having totaled an .823 career OPS. In 2013, the catcher was limited to 102 games, hitting .256 with a .796 OPS and 20 home runs. He has managed 20 or more homers in each of the last six seasons.
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