James McCann signs 1-year contract with White Sox

James McCann signs 1-year contract with White Sox

On December 19, the White Sox announced the signing of catcher James McCann to a 1-year contract worth $2.5 million.
The Tigers non-tendered the 28-year-old McCann last month, making him a free agent after four-plus seasons in Detroit — spending the majority of the time as the Tigers’ primary catcher.
McCann batted .220 (94-427) with 16 doubles, eight home runs, 39 RBI and 31 runs scored over a career-high 118 games with Detroit in 2018. He ranked second among American League catchers with 24 caught stealings and threw out 36.5 percent (24-71) of attempted basestealers, the fourth-best rate in the AL.

He has thrown out 33.3 percent (91-273) of attempted baserunners, the best rate among AL catchers since 2014 with at least 300 games caught.

A native of Santa Barbara, Calif., McCann was selected by the Tigers in the second round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Arkansas. He also was drafted by the White Sox in the 31st round in 2008, but did not sign.

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