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Brewers ink catcher Yasmani Grandal to one-year deal

By on January 10, 2019
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The Milwaukee Brewers have found their starting catcher for 2019.

According to reports, the team has signed free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year contract worth approximately $18.25 million.

The 30-year old Cuban, who turned down a one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this offseason, posted a .241 batting average, .815 OPS, 24 homers and 68 RBI in 140 games in 2018.

In recent years, Grandal has been applauded for his ability to frame pitches and steal strikes for his pitchers, but has developed a tendency of allowing past balls. Over the past four seasons, he has allowed the most past balls in the MLB at 43.

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