Mets Nearing Deal with James McCann

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The New York Mets and catcher James McCann are closing in on a four-year contract worth $40 million, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN.

McCann, 30, is coming off a season in which he batted a career-high .289 with seven home runs and 15 RBI with the Chicago White Sox. He played in the All-Star Game for the first time in 2018.

“In seven major league seasons, McCann has a .249 batting average with 65 home runs and 252 RBIs. He also has thrown out 36.3% of runners attempting to steal (127 of 354) over his career,” Passan wrote.

This is also an important signing for the Mets, who were desperate for a starting catcher after declining Wilson Ramos’ option. Ramos remains a free agent.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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