(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have agreed to a five-year contract with free agent catcher Brian McCann, worth $85 million with a vesting option for a sixth season that could make the deal worth a total of $100 million, according to ESPN.
McCann was originally selected by the Braves in the second round of the 2002 amateur draft. In nine seasons in Atlanta, the seven-time All-Star batted .277 with 176 home runs and 661 RBIs. He has hit 18 homers or more for the past eight years.
Last off-season, the Yankees declined to bring Russell Martin back and instead went with a combination of Chris Stewart, Francisco Cervelli and Austin Romine behind the plate.
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