Yanks Signing McCann Benefits Saltalamacchia

Source: Adam Wells, CNN Bleacher Report

McCannJarrod Saltalamacchia’s future has been in limbo since the end of the regular season, especially after the Boston Red Sox didn’t make him a $14.1 million qualifying offer. Yet the free-agent winds seem to be blowing in his direction now more than ever.

The New York Yankees are to thank for this development because they reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year, $85 million contract with Brian McCann, the top free-agent catcher on the market, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Not only did the Yankees set the market for catching with McCann’s deal, but they also left open the opportunity for Saltalamacchia’s return to Boston if the team wants him.