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Yasmani Grandal signs four-year, $73 million contract with White Sox

Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal gambled on himself by signing a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers as a free agent last winter, and the veteran catcher is now cashing in.

The Chicago White Sox announced on Thursday that they have agreed to a four-year, $73 million deal with Grandal. Team president Ken Williams said the signing should help prove the White Sox are trying to win in 2020 and beyond.

Grandal reportedly turned down a four-year, $60 million offer from the New York Mets last offseason. He had multi-year offers from other teams as well, but the 31-year-old said he felt he would be doing other catchers a disservice if he accepted a deal that had a lower average annual value than what he believed he was worth. Grandal instead signed a one-year, $18.25 million contract with the Brewers.

Playing in a whopping 153 games, Grandal posted career highs in several categories including hits (126), home runs (28), RBI (77) and walks (109). He was named an All-Star for the second time in his career.


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