White Sox sign Grandal to the biggest contract in franchise history
CHICAGO — The White Sox made a big addition to their lineup Thursday, signing All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal to a fouryear, $73 million contract.
The switch hitter will receive $18.25 million per year from 2020-23.
The deal is the biggest contract in White Sox history. The previous largest was Jose Abreu’s six-year, $68 million deal in 2013.
“My family and I are very excited and honored to be a part of the Chicago White Sox organization,” Grandal said in a statement. “I loved their professionalism, preparation and vision towards the future. I want to thank them for allowing me to be a part of this process moving forward.”
Grandal, 31, had a .246/.380/.468 slash line with 28 home runs, 77 RBIs, 79 runs and 109 walks in 153 games with the Brewers in 2019.
He has been an All-Star twice, in 2015 (with the Dodgers) and 2019.
Grandal is a career .241 hitter with 136 doubles, 141 home runs, 416 RBIs and 374 runs in 879 games in eight major-league seasons with the Padres (2012-14), Dodgers (2015-18) and Brewers (2019).