Mets officially sign James McCann through the 2024 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Mets have finalized their contract with catcher James McCann. He has agreed to a four-year deal to relocate to the Big Apple.

He will receive $40.6 million over the lifetime of his contract. The contract will go through the 2024 season.

Former Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann connects for a hit against Pittsburgh Pirates
James McCann connects for a hit against Pittsburgh Pirates (Photo by James McCann/Instagram)

According to Spotrac, McCann will make $8 million over the next two seasons in a base salary. Then, his final two seasons, it’ll increase to $12 million per season.

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Each season, he has a $150,000 signing bonus. In addition, he has a $10.1 million luxury tax salary for the 2021 season.

This is McCann’s third team. However, it is his first team in the National League.

He spent the past two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. Before joining the South Side, he spent five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, where he played from 2014 through 2018.

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In August, he was behind the plate when Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This was the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history.

The Santa Barbara, California-born athlete appeared in 31 games for the White Sox during the 2020 MLB 60-game coronavirus schedule. He had a .289 batting average with seven home runs and 15 RBIs.

He also had three doubles on 28 hits in 97 at-bats. He also had 20 runs.

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McCann has one All-Star appearance in his career. That came during the 2019 season when he had his best season of his career.

He has appeared in 601 games. McCann has a .249 batting average with 65 home runs and 252 RBIs in 2,072 at-bats.

He has had 516 hits, including 87 doubles and nine triples, in his career. McCann also has 573 strikeouts and 129 walks.

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“Words won’t do justice in describing my feelings towards the city of Chicago, the White Sox organization, and the Southside fan base,” McCann said on Instagram. “My family and I felt at home right away and there will always be a special place in our hearts for Chicago and the White Sox. From making my first career All-star game in 2009 to helping the organization return to the playoffs in 2020, the memories will last forever. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

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