Report: White Sox sign former Tigers catcher James McCann

CHICAGO – The White Sox found the backstop they were looking for.

According to multiple reports, James McCann is coming to the South Side on a one-year, $2.5 million deal, pending a physical.

McCann’s slash line was down last year, hitting .220 with eight home runs and 39 RBI in 427 at bats for the Detroit Tigers. The 28-year-old catcher has thrown out base runners at 37% click since he came into the league in 2014.

The Sox also have Welington Castillo under contract through next season.