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Sep 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann (16) high fives manager Fredi Gonzalez (right) after hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Brian McCann agrees with New York Yankees


As was reported earlier, free agent catcher Brian McCann was on the verge of a deal with the New York Yankees, per Evan Grant at the Dallas Morning News.

McCann, according to two major league sources, has ruled the Rangers out and, according to a source, is on the verge of a long-term deal with the New York Yankees. McCann’s agent, BB Abbott, said he could not confirm that his client had agreed to terms with any team. [Dallas Morning News]

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting that McCann and the Yankees have indeed agreed on a deal.



The deal is official pending a physical, per Rosenthal.


McCann has 9 years of Major League Baseball service time, all with the Atlanta Braves.  He made seven National League All Star teams and won five Silver Slugger awards.

McCann has hit 20 or more home runs in 7 of 9 seasons in MLB, and is a career .277 hitter.

Signing with the Yankees will allow the left handed slugger to get some rest from his usual catchers spot, and most likely lengthen his career as a result.

McCann has been limited to 102, 121 and 128 games the last three seasons, respectively, but the move will allow him to get spells from the daily grind behind the plate.

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