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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Anthony Swarzak
4Adam Warren
5Kirby Yates
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Conor Mullee
9Bryan Mitchell
10Branden Pinder