Orioles get McCann, $19M from Mets for player to be named

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired catcher James McCann and $19 million from the New York Mets for a player to be named. McCann was an All-Star in 2019 for the Chicago White Sox, but hit just .195 with three home runs and 18 RBIs for the Mets last season. He joins a Baltimore team that already has perhaps the top young catcher in the game in Adley Rutschman. The 32-year-old McCann could be a capable backup and fill the type of role veteran Robinson Chirinos did last season. McCann became expendable to the Mets when they agreed last week to a $15 million, two-year contract with free-agent catcher Omar Narváez that was announced Thursday.

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