Dodgers Reportedly Lose Yasmani Grandal To The Brewers

 

In a stunning move, the Brewers have reportedly signed catcher Yasmani Grandal to a 1-year contract pending a physical, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Grandal’s contract is reportedly worth $18.25 million, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.

This deal comes as a surprise considering Grandal rejected a 1-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers in November and then reportedly rejected a 4-year deal worth between $50 to $60 million by the Mets last month. The Mets wound up signing fellow free agent catcher Wilson Ramos shortly after Grandal rejected their offer.

Grandal, 30, hit .241/.349/.466 with 23 doubles, 2 triples, 24 home runs, 68 RBIs, and 65 runs scored in 140 games this past season and hit .238/.337/.453 with 76 doubles, 3 triples, 89 home runs, 245 RBIs, and 207 runs scored in 510 games in his 4-years with the Dodgers.

The Dodgers will receive a compensation pick at the end of Competitive Balance Round B in this year’s draft while the Brewers will forfeit their 3rd-highest pick.