LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 18: James McCann #34 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown complex on February 18, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT (AP) - Catcher James McCann and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $2,375,000, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.
The 27-year-old hit .253 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs last season and made $552,100. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time.
Four Tigers are still eligible for arbitration: third baseman Nicholas Castellanos, shortstop Jose Iglesias and right-handers Shane Greene and Alex Wilson.
Detroit also announced Thursday it claimed 25-year-old right-hander Johnny Barbato off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Barbato went 0-1 with a 4.08 ERA last season in 24 relief appearances.