Brewers Finalize Deal with Catcher Yasmani Grandal

The Brewers have finalized a one-year deal with catcher
Yasmani Grandal. The two sides agreed to the deal last week, which was made
official today. The deal is worth 18.25 million dollars – including $16 million
this year and a $16 million option for 2020 with a $2.25 million buyout. Either
side may turn down the option.

”Yasmani has proven that he is one of the most productive
catchers in baseball, both offensively and defensively, and he fits our roster
very well,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said Monday. ”Throughout
this process, he expressed a consistent and sincere desire to join our

Now 30, Grandal was an All-Star in his first season with
the Dodgers in 2015. He has a .240 big league career average with 113 home runs
in seven seasons. He would supplant Manny Pina and Erik Kratz, who combined to
get the most games behind the plate for Milwaukee last season.