He's coming home!
According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with veteran catcher Brian McCann, who spent the first nine seasons of his career in a Braves uniform.
Brian McCann is coming home. McCann and the Braves have reached an agreement. Contract specifics have not been revealed.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) November 26, 2018
It's a one-year, $2 million deal.
McCann deal with #Braves is one year, $2M, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 26, 2018
Also, according to Bowman, McCann has turned down some lucrative offers elsewhere so he can return to his hometown team and the organization he began his career with.
McCann made it clear he wanted to be with the Braves. He passed up some more lucrative offers to once again play in his hometown.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) November 26, 2018
McCann's 2018 season wasn't what we've come to expect from McCann, as he appeared in just 63 games and slashed .212/.301/.339 with seven home runs and 23 RBI. The 34-year-old backstop missed a lot of time after undergoing knee surgery.
The Atlanta native left the Braves and signed with the New York Yankees after hitting free agency a number of years back. After three seasons he was dealt to the Houston Astros, where he won a World Series title back in 2017.
McCann isn't the same All-Star backstop he once was, and he'll share time with Tyler Flowers in 2019.