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Brian McCann | Catcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.
It looks like he's just receiving a breather. John Ryan Murphy is behind the plate Sunday in McCann's place. Carlos Beltran is also sitting out, as he's apparently still battling an illness. Garrett Jones is handling right field. Apr 19 - 10:28 AM

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Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

It's his second day off in the last three days, but there appears to be no known health issue. John Ryan Murphy is catching Michael Pineda. Also getting a breather for the Yanks is Stephen Drew, as Gregorio Petit is at second base.

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

McCann joins Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira and Stephen Drew on the pine after playing the majority of Friday's 19-inning loss. J.R. Murphy will handle the catching duties for Adam Warren on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 10:39 AM

Brian McCann hit his second spring homer Monday off the Nationals' Doug Fister.

McCann isn't usually one for big springs, but he's doing fine this year, with a .258 average and two homers in 31 at-bats. His homer today was pretty nice, as he took an 0-2 inside fastball well over the fence in right field.
Mar 23 - 4:59 PM

Brian McCann hit his 23rd home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

McCann, who finished 2-for-4, clubbed a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to bring the Yankees back within one run, but it ultimately wasn't enough. The catcher has turned it on in September, as he's blasted eight home runs and knocked in 16 runs in 21 games. On the season, McCann is slashing .235/.290/.411 with 73 RBI.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Brian McCann homered twice Sunday in the Yankees' defeat of the Blue Jays.

McCann got the Yankees on the board with a solo shot in the first inning and then added a two-run bomb in the seventh. He's been plagued by inconsistency in his first year with New York, but the veteran catcher does have 22 home runs and 71 RBI in 134 games.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Brian McCann belted a go-ahead solo home run off Darren O’Day in the ninth inning on Sunday to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

Unfortunately, the Yankees surrendered that lead and the game in the bottom half of the inning. McCann finished the evening 2-for-4, raising his season slash to .238/.292/.406 to go along with 20 long balls and 66 RBI. He has certainly provided punch for the Yankees behind the plate, but his struggles to get on base or to make consistent contact are discouraging signs moving forward.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Brian McCann swatted a solo homer and drew a walk Saturday against the Orioles.

McCann entered Saturday's action hitless over his previous three games. The veteran backstop has had a disappointing first season in the Bronx, but he's now just one home run away from his seventh straight 20-homer campaign.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Brian McCann went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a solo home run as the Yankees came from behind to defeat the Rays on Wednesday.

The Yankees fell behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning, but McCann put the Yankees on the board in the bottom half with a solo home run off of Jake Odorizzi. The catcher added a two-run single in the third to make it 4-3, serving as a launching pad for what turned out to be eight runs that would not be answered until the ninth inning. McCann now has three home runs and seven RBI in seven September games, and overall has 18 home runs, 64 RBI, and a .241/.292/.402 slash line.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

Nothing more than a routine day off for the veteran backstop. J.R. Murphy is getting the start behind the dish with Derek Jeter functioning as the team's designated hitter. He'll undoubtedly return to his usual post on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Brian McCann had a big night at the plate on Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run against the Red Sox.

McCann has homered in back-to-back ballgames to begin September, both also registering as multi-hit outings. The catcher may be heating up at the right time for the Yankees. His second-inning, two-run homer broke a scoreless tie, and his seventh-inning RBI single tacked on an unnecessary insurance run to make it 5-1. McCann now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, and a .244/.295/.405 slash line.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Brian McCann finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Yankees lost to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The home run came in garbage time against Koji Uehara. The catcher has yet to gain offensive momentum for an extended period of time. His 16 home runs, 58 RBI, and .237/.289/.392 are disappointing, considering he signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees during the off-season.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:57:00 PM

Brian McCann slugged a three-run pinch-hit walkoff homer in Sunday's 7-4 defeat of the White Sox.

The Yankees started their game-winning rally with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. Carlos Beltran doubled, Chase Headley was intentionally walked, and then McCann came on to pinch-hit for Francisco Cervelli and sent a blast to right. It was the 15th home run of the season for McCann, who is capable of putting a positive cap on what has been a disappointing debut campaign in pinstripes.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Yankees activated C Brian McCann from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

He was eligible to be activated Saturday, but the Yankees decided to give him an extra day following his early-August concussion. McCann is hitting a disappointing .238/.294/.384 with 13 homers and 49 RBI this season.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Brian McCann (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

He was originally slated to return on Saturday, but the Yankees decided to hold off one more day. "We want him to go through some more workouts," manager Joe Girardi said. "Watching him (Friday), it was the first time that he really had done a bunch of work, and we felt that we had to get a lot of blood flow going and make sure that he’s not lethargic. I know he went to the Stadium and did a little bit, but he kind of sat around to make sure that he was healthy. So (Sunday) is a possibility. We want him to go through a bunch of work (Saturday), and then we’ll go from there."
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Branden Pinder