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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
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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

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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

Brian McCann finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and a run scored on Friday.

The home run was his 14th of the year. He is now batting .241/.343/.457 with 37 RBI. His batting average is low but the on-base percentage helps make up for that in points leagues.
Jul 8 - 9:58 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Tuesday against the White Sox.

McCann is dealing with tendinitis in his left knee, so the club has been giving him enough rest in an attempt to keep him fresh. Austin Romine will start in his place behind the dish and will bat ninth against opposing southpaw Carlos Rodon on Tuesday.
Jul 5 - 4:45 PM

Brian McCann admitted Thursday that tendinitis in his left knee is something he's dealt with "on and off for a while."

McCann felt his knee "flare up" in the third inning of Wednesday's game, but he stayed in and wound up homering twice. He was also in the lineup the next day for a day game after a night game. The ailment doesn't appear to be anything to be overly concerned about at this point. "I may not be flying around the bases, but I’ll be alright," said McCann. "It hasn’t flared up all year. It comes and goes. It flared up pretty bad in that long inning (Wednesday). It doesn’t restrict you from doing anything."
Jul 1 - 10:34 AM

Brian McCann hit two home runs against the Rangers on Wednesday, including a ninth-inning three-run bomb to tie a game the Yankees later won 9-7.

Two batters later Didi Gregorius hit a walkoff homer. The home runs gave McCann 12 for the season. He finished the night 2-for-3 with two walks, three runs and four RBI. The great game boosted McCann's batting line to .229/.333/.439 with 32 runs and 34 RBI in 63 games. He no longer hits for a high batting average like he did for several years in Atlanta, but he hits for enough power to be one of the better fantasy catchers to own.
Jun 29 - 11:31 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Rangers.

He'll get a breather against tough opposing southpaw Cole Hamels. Austin Romine will start in his place behind the dish and bat ninth for the Bombers on Tuesday.
Jun 28 - 4:04 PM

Brian McCann (elbow) is back in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

McCann missed four out of the last five games with a hyperextended left elbow. He's at catcher and batting fifth.
Jun 5 - 11:37 AM

Brian McCann (elbow) remains out of the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

McCann is dealing with a hyperextended left elbow that has now caused him to miss four of the last five ballgames. Austin Romine is once again behind the dish for the Yankees and batting ninth against Tyler Wilson and the Orioles.
Jun 4 - 3:52 PM

Brian McCann is dealing with a hyperextended left elbow.

It now makes sense that he's been on the bench for three of four games. The good news is that it appears to be a minor issue. "I don't think it will be too long," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Austin Romine is catching again on Friday.
Jun 3 - 5:01 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

The slumping McCann has now been benched for three out of the last four games, and this time it's when the opposition is starting a righty. There hasn't been any indication of an injury, so it appears he's just getting time to regroup. Austin Romine is catching.
Jun 3 - 4:09 PM

Brian McCann is out of the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

McCann sat against a left-hander Tuesday in Toronto (J.A. Happ) and he'll do the same against Tigers southpaw Matt Boyd. He's been mired in a deep slump, logging just one hit over his last 23 at-bats. Austin Romine will fill in behind the plate.
Jun 2 - 4:39 PM

Brian McCann is out of the Yankees' starting lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

He's getting a day off with southpaw J.A. Happ on the hill for Toronto. Austin Romine will start behind the dish and catch CC Sabathia.
May 31 - 3:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Rob Refsnyder
3Chris Parmelee
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Andrew Miller
2Dellin Betances
3Anthony Swarzak
4Adam Warren
5Chad Green
6Richard Bleier
7Luis Severino
8Conor Mullee
9Bryan Mitchell
10Branden Pinder