10 Jan 2019, 10:41 IST
NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, an individual accustomed to the negotiations tells The Related Press.
The particular person spoke on situation of anonymity Wednesday evening as a result of the settlement, first reported by The Athletic, was topic to a profitable bodily.
Grandal turned down a $17.9 million qualifying supply from the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in November. He could be eligible without spending a dime company once more after this 12 months’s World Sequence
Now 30, Grandal was an All-Star in his first season with the Dodgers in 2015. He hit .241 this 12 months with 24 homers and 68 RBIs as Los Angeles received its second straight NL pennant. He made $7.9 million.
Grandal has a .240 massive league profession common with 113 house runs in seven seasons. He would supplant Manny Pina and Erik Katz, who mixed to get essentially the most video games behind the plate for Milwaukee final season.
He’s the second participant to succeed in settlement among the many six who turned down qualifying provides. Pitcher Patrick Corbin agreed to a $140 million, six-year contract with Washington.
Outfielders Bryce Harper and A.J. Pollock stay available on the market together with left-hander Dallas Keuchel and nearer Craig Kimbrel.
Born in Cuba, Grandal moved along with his household to Florida, performed for the College of Miami and was taken by Cincinnati with the 12th general decide within the 2010 newbie draft.
He was traded to San Diego in December 2011 as a part of the deal that introduced pitcher Mat Latos to the Padres, then made his massive league debut the next June.
Grandal was suspended for the primary 50 video games of the 2013 season due to extreme testosterone. He was dealt to the Dodgers in December 2014 as a part of the commerce that despatched outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego.
Milwaukee made a stunning run to the NL Central title final 12 months and reached Sport 7 of the NL Championship Sequence, dropping to the Dodgers in Sport 7. Grandal was simply 2 for 11 with no RBIs within the collection, then went 1 for five with no RBIs within the World Sequence loss to Boston. Grandal additionally struggled defensively within the postseason with quite a lot of premature handed balls, although he had been thought-about a robust defender and pitch framer.
As a result of Grandal turned down a qualifying supply, the Brewers would forfeit their third-highest draft decide this 12 months, which might be about No. 105. Los Angeles would get a compensation decide after aggressive steadiness spherical B, about No. 79.
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