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Brian McCann | Catcher | #34

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Brian McCann said over the weekend that he hopes to be back with the Yankees next season.
Gary Sanchez has firmly established himself as the Yankees' new regular catcher, so McCann currently projects to get most of his playing time out of the DH spot. There were rumors around the August 1 trade deadline about a possible return to the Braves, but McCann hopes to return for the fourth season of his five-year, $85 million deal. "I hope I’m back," said McCann. "I’m not sure how it’s all going to play out, but the future is extremely bright here. … I love it here. I love everything about it. Bright future. And I hope I’m a part of it." McCann has a full no-trade clause, so he can control his own destiny as far as a potential landing spot. The 32-year-old batted .242/.335/.413 with 20 homers and 58 RBI over 130 games this year. Oct 5 - 8:49 AM

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Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Yankees ended their season with a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

He took Kevin Gausman deep for the solo jack in the fourth inning. It was his 20th longball of the season. He finished the year batting .242/.335/.413 with 58 RBI and 56 runs scored in 429 at-bats. It remains to be seen how much playing time he will get next year due to the emergence of Gary Sanchez.
Oct 2 - 5:49 PM

Brian McCann went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Rays on Wednesday.

All four hits were singles. The first one plated Jacoby Ellsbury in the first inning. McCann then came around to score on a Ronald Torreyes single. McCann is no longer the fantasy stud he was back when he played for the Braves, but he is still a good, solid producer in a year where catcher has been a barren wasteland for fantasy leaguers. He is batting .241/.333/.414 with 19 homers and 56 RBI in 120 games.
Sep 21 - 10:42 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Red Sox.

Getting him a breather against tough left-hander David Price isn't a terrible idea. Austin Romine will start behind the dish and bat eighth for the Bombers on Saturday.
Sep 17 - 10:46 AM

Brian McCann homered twice and had three hits in Thursday's win over the Rays.

McCann took Rays starter Alex Cobb deep twice in the contest, once in the second inning and again the fourth. He's got three homers in three games, a sign that his power stroke may be coming around after he went cold in July and August, hitting just four homers combined over the two months. The 32-year-old has 19 homers and 55 RBI overall, batting .240/.333/.420 in 111 games.
Sep 8 - 11:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Braves and Yankees will put their talks involving Brian McCann on hold until after the season.

The two clubs came close to consummating a deal before the trade deadline, and there was again interest before the waiver deadline, but the two sides were unable to reach an accord. The Yankees are ready for Gary Sanchez to work full-time behind the dish next season and the Braves seek a veteran presence behind the plate to handle their young pitching staff, so there could be a match here over the winter.
Sep 1 - 7:57 PM

Brian McCann is not with the Yankees Friday following the passing of his grandmother.

He could be away on Saturday, too. The Yankees have Gary Sanchez at catcher, Chase Headley in the designated hitter spot and Ronald Torreyes is at third base Friday.
Aug 26 - 3:58 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that Brian McCann is no longer the club's primary catcher.

That title now belongs to 23-year-old Gary Sanchez, who slugged two home runs on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays and is batting .372 with a 1.121 OPS in 45 plate appearances since his return to the majors on August 3. McCann will continue to get starts at DH. Still owed more than $50 million, he could become a trade candidate this winter.
Aug 17 - 11:40 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Brian McCann has cleared waivers and may now be traded prior to the trade deadline at the end of the month.

The veteran backstop still owns a full no-trade clause, so he'd have to sign off on any potential deal. The Braves were involved in talks with the Yankees prior to the non-waiver trade deadline but were unwilling to meet the Yankees' asking price. With Gary Sanchez up and ready to take over full-time catching duties in New York, perhaps the Bombers will lower the cost and ship off McCann before the end of the month.
Aug 7 - 5:16 PM

According to's Mark Bowman, the Yankees' asking price on Brian McCann "exceeds the Braves' comfort level."

It wouldn't make a whole lot of sense for the rebuilding Braves to trade away prospects for a 32-year-old catcher. This would have to be more of a contract dump than anything for it to work. McCann is making $17 million this season and is owed another $17 million in both 2017 and 2018. He also holds a $15 million club option for 2019.
Aug 1 - 9:26 AM's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves have discussed trading for Brian McCann.

Bowman notes that "it depends on how much money the Yankees are willing to eat." McCann is making $17 million this season and owed the same amount in 2017 and 2018, with a $15 million club option for 2019. It's a trade that wouldn't seem to make a ton of sense on paper with the Braves obviously nowhere close to being contenders, but they want to field a competitive team in 2017 as they enter their new ballpark and obviously there's a history with McCann.
Jul 31 - 9:47 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers and Braves have inquired on the availability of Yankees catcher Brian McCann.

Heyman notes that the Yankees aren't likely to deal the hard-hitting backstop and that the discussions between these clubs happened several days ago. The Braves are known to be on the hunt for next season's starting catcher, preferring to acquire one through trade, though a reunion with McCann looks highly unlikely.
Jul 30 - 1:14 PM

Brian McCann clubbed his 15th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

His fourth-inning blast off of Lance McCullers provided the Yankees' lone run in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .234/.335/.432 with 15 homers and 41 RBI on the season. He remains one of the best power options behind the plate in all of baseball.
Jul 27 - 11:05 PM

Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Astros.

McCann joins Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner on the bench against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and catch Michael Pineda.
Jul 25 - 6:54 PM

Brian McCann went 3-for-6 with an RBI double in the 11th inning, and the Yankees outlasted the Indians 7-6 on Saturday.

McCann hadn't done much in the contest before he came up with a runner on first base and two outs in the 11th. One swing of the bat changed all that, as McCann ripped a pitch to right field that eluded right fielder Abraham Almonte and bounced off the wall, giving the runner time to score from first. Somewhat quietly, McCann now has a 10-game hitting streak that has upped his line to .248/.347/.462 with 14 homers, 38 RBI and 35 runs scored on the year.
Jul 9 - 11:47 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Tyler Austin
3Rob Refsnyder
4Mark Teixeira
2B1Starlin Castro
2Donovan Solano
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Eric Young Jr.
3Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
2Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
7Bryan Mitchell
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Ben Heller
4Adam Warren
5Chasen Shreve
6Tommy Layne
7Anthony Swarzak
8James Pazos
9Luis Severino
10Jonathan Holder
11Nick Goody
12Richard Bleier