White Sox sign Gran­dal to the big­gest con­tract in fran­chise his­tory

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — LaMond Pope, Chicago Tribune

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).

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