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Brian McCann | Catcher | #16

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Brian McCann (knee) is "almost a certainty" to be activated from the disabled list Thursday, according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
It's the first day the catcher is eligible to be activated. Evan Gattis (concussion) looks to be in line for a return by the end of the week, as well, so the Astros should have their top two catchers back in the fold soon. Aug 20 - 12:59 PM

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Brian McCann (knee) received a cortisone shot on Tuesday.

McCann has been dealing with tendinitis and inflammation in his right knee, but still hopes to return when first eligible. With Evan Gattis (concussion) also hurt, the Astros have been rolling out Max Stassi and Juan Centeno at catcher.
Aug 16 - 4:57 PM

Astros placed C Brian McCann on the 10-day disabled list with right knee soreness.

The Astros are now down their top two catchers with Evan Gattis (concussion) also sidelined. Juan Centeno and Max Stassi will handle the catching duties for now.
Aug 14 - 6:41 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

He's sitting for the second time in three days. Juan Centeno will be tasked with catching right-hander Mike Fiers on Saturday. McCann is in the midst of a 3-for-33 dry spell.
Aug 12 - 5:19 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

McCann generally sits against left-handers and it looks like that will be the case again Thursday with Carlos Rodon throwing for the White Sox. Juan Centeno will catch for Brad Peacock on Thursday night.
Aug 10 - 5:45 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Rays.

He's out of the lineup for the second time in three games. Maybe his recent 1-for-14 dry spell has something to do with it. The Astros also seem to be stacking their lineup with righties against left-hander Blake Snell. Evan Gattis will catch for Collin McHugh in Thursday's series finale.
Aug 3 - 4:41 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

He'll get a breather with Evan Gattis starting behind the plate. McCann has struggled mightily since the All-Star break, hitting just .188 with nine strikeouts in 43 second-half at-bats.
Aug 1 - 4:33 PM

Brian McCann hit his 13th homer of the season on Monday night against the Phillies.

It was a solo shot in the top of the second inning, and Alex Bregman followed McCann with a solo shot of his own as the first-place Astros rolled to a big 13-4 victory. McCann, 33, is sporting his best OPS (.778) since 2013, his final year with the Braves and the Astros are 66-33.
Jul 25 - 1:09 AM

Brian McCann is out of the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

He's just getting a maintenance day. Evan Gattis will start behind the plate and bat fifth Saturday versus O's right-hander Chris Tillman.
Jul 22 - 4:45 PM

Brian McCann launched a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Twins.

McCann put the exclamation point on the Astros’ eight-run rally in the second inning. The homer was his 11th of the season and his first since June 16. He’s batting .253/.331/.442 overall.
Jul 15 - 1:28 AM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

It's a routine day off for the veteran. It will be Evan Gattis behind the plate catching for rookie Francis Martes. Josh Reddick and Nori Aoki are also getting breathers for the 'Stros.
Jul 1 - 5:40 PM

Brian McCann finished 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's game against the Mariners.

McCann continues to be a consistent run producer, posting 13 RBI in April 12 RBI in May and 15 so far in the month of June. He has a .268/.351/.475 slash line, as he continues to be a solid fantasy contributor even in his 12th MLB season.
Jun 25 - 1:40 AM

Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Angels on Saturday.

He punched a solo shot to right field in the second inning off starter Ricky Nolasco. He later scored on a sacrifice fly by Yuli Gurriel in the fifth. McCann has a .273 batting average with nine home runs and 31 RBI while serving as the Astros' primary backstop this season.
Jun 10 - 10:01 PM

Brian McCann went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI versus the Royals on Wednesday.

McCann hasn't posted an .800 OPS since 2011, but he's at .853 right now and he's driven in 29 runs in 37 games. The Astros wanted him as an offensive upgrade over Jason Castro, but he didn't figure to be this much of an upgrade.
Jun 7 - 11:59 PM

Brian McCann homered, doubled and scored three times Monday as the Astros topped the Royals 7-3.

Houston moved to 42-16 win the victory. McCann isn't known for his wheels, and this is just the third time this season in which he's scored multiple runs in a game. He's never, in 1,546 career games, scored more than three runs.
Jun 6 - 1:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Michael Feliz
10Francisco Liriano