Jason Castro made the most starts at catcher for the Astros last year
Jason Castro made the most starts at catcher for the Astros last year, batting .210 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs.
Houston and the Yankees met in Andre Smith Authentic Womens Jersey the AL wild-card game in 2015, but neither team reached the playoffs this year.
McCann made his big league debut with the Braves in 2005. He hit 24 homers the next year and has hit at least 18 home runs in every season since then.
McCann has 245 career homers with 888 RBIs while batting .266.
Houston sent right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees. The Yankees are kicking in $5.5 million of the $17 million McCann will make in each of the next two seasons.
“It had to be the right fit,” McCann Andrew Sendejo Authentic Womens Jersey said on a conference call. “It wasn’t going to be just anywhere.”
The Astros’ busy day also included the signing of free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick to a deal that is reportedly for four years and worth $52 million. In Reddick, the Astros get a steady glove in right field, who in 155 combined games last season between the A’s and Dodgers hit .281 with 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 37 RBIs.
McCann is a seven-time All-Star, but his playing time diminished in the second half of the season as rookie Gary Sanchez emerged as a power hitter behind the plate. Sanchez hit 20 home runs in just 53 games.
The Houston Astros and free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick have agreed on a four-year, $52 million contract, according to multiple reports.
“We entered the offseason with the acquisition of a catcher as a primary focus,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.
“Brian McCann is a great fit for the Astros as he is not only a good defensive catcher, he is also a left-handed hitter with proven run-producing ability,” Luhnow said. “His experience and his ability to impact his teammates will be a significant benefit to our team.”