Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal
CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The All-Star catcher agreed Thursday to a $73 million, four-year contract with the White Sox. “There’s a lot of young talent,” Grandal said. “The way I looked at it, this team could be a dark horse in the next year or so.”Grandal turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers last November.
Milwaukee will send its No. 71 pick in the Competitive Balance rounds of the draft to Seattle, according to.
The move gives the Brewers a starting catcher afterleft the club in free agency to join the Chicago White Sox on a lucrative multi-year contract.
Narvaez posted a solid .813 OPS with 22 home runs across 132 games in 2019.
"Omar has established himself as one of the best offensive catchers in the game," said Brewers general manager David Stearns, according to. "We believe his bat will give us an impactful left-handed presence in our lineup."
Why did the Padres move on so quickly from top prospect Luis Urías?
Why did the Padres move on so quickly from top prospect Luis Urías?Late Wednesday morning, a number of Milwaukee Brewers turned Padres and vice versa. First, San Diego dealt infielder Luis Urías and left-hander Eric Lauer to Milwaukee for righty Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham.
However, the 27-year-old is a liability behind the plate, as he finished last this past campaign inamong American League catchers with 300-plus plate appearances.
Narvaez is arbitration-eligible through the 2022 season and projected to make $2.9 million in 2020.
Hill, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old righty who pitched in Single-A last season. He posted a 3.92 ERA with 109 strikeouts in 121 2/3 innings while playing for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League.
The New York Mets took Hill in the fourth round of the 2018 draft before dealing him to the Brewers in a four-player trade in January 2019. He was the No. 24-ranked prospect in Milwaukee's system, according to MLB Pipeline.
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