The New York Yankees have officially signed catcher Brian McCann to a five-year contract with a vesting option for a sixth year. McCann passed his physical yesterday afternoon.
This was pretty rare but Hal Steinbrenner released a statement in the Yankees official press release:
“The singular and unwavering desire of this organization is to construct a team each and every season designed to play meaningful baseball deep into October … Our work this offseason has just begun, but we feel this is an important step towards what will be an exciting and rewarding 2014 season for our fans.”
McCann has a press conference scheduled for Thursday which will be televised on the YES Network.