Thehave signed switch-hitting catcher to a one-year contract pending a physical, sources told .
The contract is worth a reported $18.25 million, according to.
Prior to adding Grandal, the Brewers were slated to open the season with Manny Pina and Erik Kratz as their primary options behind the plate.
The 30-year-oldrejected a four-year contract worth more than $50 million from the New York Mets earlier this offseason. The Mets wound up inking Wilson Ramos.
Additionally, Grandal rejected a $17.9-million qualifying offer from the. As such, the Brewers will surrender their third-highest pick in this summer’s amateur draft to the Dodgers as compensation, according to .
The former All-Star is coming off a campaign in which he slashed .241/.349/.466 with 24 home runs, 23 doubles, and 68 RBIs in 140 games. Wilson Ramos and J.T. Realmuto were the only catchers (min. 300 PA) who posted a better wRC+ than Grandal’s 125 in 2018.
And while Grandal had a few missteps defensively during the postseason, he’s traditionally been excellent at the position. Among qualified catchers, his nine defensive runs saved were second most in the majors last year behind Mike Zunino.
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