• null null Baseball The Astros added much-needed veteran leadership Thursday, acquiring seven-time All Star Brian McCann in a trade with the Yankees and signing free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick.Welcome to Houston, Brian! 🤘 pic.twitter.com/yvIEXk8Vaq— Houston Astros (@astros) November 17, 2016Houston was expected to bid to retain the services of free-agent catcher Jason Castro, who hit only .210 last season. McCann, 32, brings a veteran presence to a young team, as well as more offensive pop. He hit .242/.335/.413 last season, with 20 home runs in 429 at-bats. RIVERA: Yankees looking dangerousHe became expendable following the emergence of slugging sensation Gary Sanchez. In exchange, the Yankees received pitching prospects Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. Abreu, 21, rated by .com as the Astros No. 7 prospect, is a right-hander whose fastball reaches the upper 90s. Guzman, 20, is a right-hander who struck out 54 hitters in 40 innings and had a 4.05 ERA in the Appalachian League last season.MORE: Altuve named SN's Player of the YearESPN reported the Yankees are chipping in $11 million ($5.5 million per year) of the $34 million McCann will make ov[......]

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