Yankees, McCann reportedly agree to deal (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The Yankees have agreed to a contract with free-agent catcher Brian McCann, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and MLB Network. The deal, which still would require a physical, has not been confirmed by the teams.

Rosenthal reports that McCann would make $85 million over five years, with a vesting option that could trigger a sixth season at another $15 million.

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UPDATE: Rosenthal now tweets that the sides are “close” on a five-year contract worth upwards of $80 million.

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The top catcher available this offseason might have a new home soon.

Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported on Saturday evening that free agent Brian McCann “is on the verge of a long-term deal” with the Yankees, citing a pair of Major League sources. McCann’s agent, BB Abbott, did not confirm any agreement to Grant.

However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and MLB Network soon tweeted that a deal is “not yet close,” although the two sides have been engaged in “serious discussions.”

McCann, who will turn 30 on Feb. 20, has spent the last nine seasons with the Braves, making seven All-Star teams.

– Andrew Simon

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