The Chicago White Sox announced on Thursday that they signed All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year deal worth $73 million. It’s the richest contract in franchise history, beating the previous $68 million contract with Jose Abreu in 2013.
Grandal, 31, has been named to two All-Star teams, including the most recent National League edition as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. The catcher earned career-highs in 2019 with 28 home runs and 77 runs batted in, helping Milwaukee reach back-to-back postseasons for the first time since 1981-82.
Grandal entered as the first-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, and made his debut in 2012 with San Diego. After three seasons with the Padres, he spent four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, appearing in two World Series.
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