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Brian McCann Agrees to Five-year Contract with New York Yankees

November 23rd, 2013 at 7:39 PM
By Cody Fields

Brian McCann's tenure with the Atlanta Braves has officially come to an end. The veteran catcher has agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees with a vesting option for a sixth year, multiple sources report.

The contract has yet to be confirmed by the Yankees, as it's still pending a physical, but the vesting option would push the deal to be worth a total of $100 million and reportedly contains a full no-trade clause.

McCann's resurgent 2013 campaign, during which he hit .256 with 20 homers after missing the first month after shoulder surgery, helped contribute to his market value. In his nine seasons in Atlanta, McCann was selected to seven National League All-Star teams and won five Silver Sluggers.

The move all but ensures that Evan Gattis will be the Braves' starting catcher in 2014.



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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brian McCann, Evan Gattis, MLB, New York Yankees

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