Brian McCann, Braves Agree to 1-Year Contract

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 14:  Brian McCann #16 of the Houston Astros bats against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on June 14, 2018 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Brian McCann is returning to where it all began. 

The veteran catcher and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a contract Monday, per Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The Braves later confirmed the news, adding it's a one-year deal. 

McCann, 34, played for the Braves from 2005-13 before signing with the New York Yankees in free agency. He made all seven of his All-Star teams in Atlanta and was a five-time Silver Slugger award winner at catcher.

McCann said last November that he wants to retire as a Brave. 

"One hundred percent," McCann said, per Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "One hundred percent. This is my home. I played close to 10 years here. This organization is really, really, really close to my heart. I love this organization.

"Listen, I came up through this organization. Spent some amazing years (with the Braves). I'll always be an Atlanta Brave. So I love this organization, and we'll see what happens in the future."

McCann spent the last two seasons with the Houston Astros. He hit .212/.301/.339 with seven home runs and 23 runs batted in while appearing in 63 games.

Kurt Suzuki, who appeared in 105 games for the Braves last season, is a free agent. McCann and Tyler Flowers will likely split time behind the plate.