McCann has signed a five-year deal for $85 million that has a vesting option for a sixth season for $15 million. The contract also includes a no-trade clause. In a statement, Hal Steinbrenner said the Yankees are just getting started.
“The singular and unwavering desire of this organization is to construct a team each and every season designed to play meaningful baseball deep into October,” he said. “In Brian McCann, we feel we have made a significant improvement to a key position, while adding a high-character presence to our clubhouse. Our work this offseason has just begun, but we feel this is an important step towards what will be an exciting and rewarding 2014 season for our fans.”