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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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Brian McCann is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.
He's just getting a breather. Austin Romine will catch Nathan Eovaldi and bat ninth. Apr 25 - 4:33 PM

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Brian McCann homered in Friday night’s victory over the Rays, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI.

Fantasy owners have been able to pencil in McCann for a low batting average and 20-plus homers for the past four years, but he’s enjoying a torrid stretch at the plate to begin the 2016 campaign. He’s hitting .302/.412/.535 with three home runs, 12 runs scored, and seven RBI. However, being a catcher at 32 years old, he’s unlikely to hit for average. In fact, his BABIP hasn’t gotten above .265 since 2011, so expect his current .345 BABIP to plummet in a big way over the upcoming months. The power is real, though, which should keep McCann plenty valuable in fantasy leagues.
Apr 22 - 10:26 PM

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

Being a day game after a night game, McCann will take a seat in favor of Austin Romine. Expect him back behind the dish for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 16 - 10:29 AM

Brian McCann (foot) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday versus the Blue Jays.

McCann sat out Wednesday after taking a foul tip off his foot on Tuesday night. The veteran catcher is 9-for-18 with two homers and four RBI in five games this year. He'll hit fifth Thursday against Marcus Stroman.
Apr 14 - 3:40 PM

Brian McCann (foot) will attempt to hit prior to Wednesday's showdown with the Blue Jays.

McCann won't start in Wednesday's contest -- Austin Romine gets the call instead -- but he wants to be ready in case there is an emergency. McCann was lifted from Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays after taking a foul tip to the foot. He is officially day-to-day.
Apr 13 - 4:12 PM

Brian McCann (foot) is sitting out Wednesday.

McCann made an early exit from Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays after getting struck on his foot by a foul tip. Tests taken at Rogers Centre came back negative and he is considered day-to-day. Austin Romine will start behind the plate Wednesday versus Toronto lefty J.A. Happ.
Apr 13 - 3:41 PM

Brian McCann is day-to-day with a bruised foot.

McCann made an early exit from Tuesday's defeat of the Blue Jays after getting struck in the foot by a hard foul tip, but tests taken at Rogers Centre showed no fractures. He'll sit Wednesday against the Jays but shouldn't be out much longer. Austin Romine will fill in. McCann homered Wednesday and is batting .500 (9-for-18) to open the 2016 season.
Apr 12 - 10:46 PM

Brian McCann will undergo X-rays on his foot.

McCann made an early exit from Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays after taking a foul tip off his toes. He had homered earlier in the game, and he also singled and drew a walk. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said McCann definitely won't play Wednesday. Austin Romine is the Yankees' backup catcher.
Apr 12 - 10:24 PM

Brian McCann has been diagnosed with a knee bruise.

McCann took a CC Sabathia pitch just above the left kneecap on Sunday afternoon. He made an early exit from the Yankees' Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, but that was a precautionary move. "It’s not something we’re overly concerned about," manager Joe Girardi told reporters. "It’s a bruise, got to work through it. We’ll see how he is Tuesday."
Mar 14 - 9:46 AM

Brian McCann exited Sunday's game after a CC Sabathia pitch caught him just above the left kneecap.

It looks like a precautionary exit, as Yankees manager Joe Girardi said in an in-game interview that he expected his catcher to be fine. McCann will surely be sore and might sit out a day or two, but this doesn't sound like anything to worry about.
Mar 13 - 2:36 PM

Brian McCann is out of the Yankees' starting lineup Monday night against the Red Sox.

John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate and bat seventh against Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday night against the White Sox.

John Ryan Murphy will start at catcher for the Yankees and bat sixth versus Chicago left-hander Chris Sale. It's a very righty-heavy lineup for New York.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Brian McCann connected for a two-run homer and drew a walk against the Mets on Saturday.

His sixth-inning blast off Noah Syndergaard provided some extra wiggle room for the Yankees' bullpen. McCann is hitting just .212 since the start of July, but he has gone deep 14 times in the same timespan. He already has a career-high 26 home runs on the year. With 90 RBI, he still has time to top the career-best 94 RBI he had in 2009.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. John Ryan Murphy is catching while McCann rests.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Brian McCann smacked a game-tying, three-run home run in Sunday's comeback victory over the Rays.

McCann took Chris Archer deep with two outs to knot the game up at 3-3. Alex Rodriguez then followed with a longball of his own and the Bombers never looked back. The home run was McCann's second in the series and gave him a career-high 25 for the season. He sports a .245/.329/.483 batting line.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8Johnny Barbato
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody