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34 Brian McCann C
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 2/20/1984 | Birthplace: Athens, GA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/88 | Average Draft Position: 96.08
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Brian McCann hits second July homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann homered for the first time in more than three weeks Saturday, in a 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

McCann, whose last home run came July 2, got the Yankees on the board in the fourth inning with a two-run shot. In addition to a walk, that was his only contribution to the game, as he finished 1 for 4 with a pair of RBI and one run scored.

McCann has been hitting well in the month of July, albeit without the power we have come to expect. He is hitting .320 in 75 July at-bats, with two home runs and eight RBI. 


Brian McCann doesn't miss a game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann was in the starting lineup Sunday against the Orioles after leaving Saturday's game with a foot injury. McCann is batting .359 (14 for 39) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in his last nine games.

X-rays come back negative for Brian McCann


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann underwent X-rays on his injured foot, which came back negative, the Star-Ledger reports Saturday. McCann, who fouled off ball off his toe Saturday, remains hopeful he can play on Sunday against the Orioles, the final game before the All-Star break.

Brian McCann: I'm fine playing for big money in Big Apple


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann has responded to former hitting coach Terry Pendleton and his claim that he is not cut out to play in New York.

"It's his opinion," he told NJ.com. "That's all that I can say. It's his opinion."

McCann added that he loves the city and that Pendleton was wrong that he was overwhelmed at living up to a five-year, $85 million contract.

He has certainly performed better recently. McCann has seven hits in his last four games.


Former coach: Brian McCann shouldn't be in New York


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton has complained that former "student" Brian McCann took his talents to the wrong place.

McCann has been struggling as a free agent signee with the Yankees. A recent seven-hit stretch over four games has only served to sweeten his stat line to .230/.289/.379. Pendleton believes those struggles are the result of his move to the Big Apple.

"New York is not Brian," Pendleton told the New York Post. "That's my opinion. I knew if he chose New York, there would be more than he expected or knew about. He'll never be comfortable with that. ... Going from Atlanta to New York is a different animal. Brian McCann is going to put more heat on himself and for him, trying to do more is the worst thing."

Pendleton added that the five-year, $85 million hasn't helped.

"That money is hanging over his head," Pendleton said. "A lot of guys say, 'I've got to live up to that,' instead of 'They signed you to play your game.'"


Brian McCann a late addition to lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) The Yankees inserted catcher Brian McCann into Sunday's lineup against the Twins after his foot checked out fine during batting practice, reports the New York Daily News. It will be McCann's first action since Thursday.

He's hitting .224 with 10 homers and 37 RBI in 272 at-bats.


Brian McCann misses third straight start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann missed a third straight start Sunday against the Twins due to a foot injury. McCann, who had an MRI Saturday that came back clean, is expected to take batting practice Sunday to test his foot injury.

Brian McCann foot OK, but he's still out for now


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) X-rays on the ailing foot of Yankees catcher Brian McCann have come back negative. He is considered day-to-day after having been removed from the lineup Saturday in Minnesota.

Brian McCann taken out of Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann, who was in the original lineup posted for the Saturday game in Minnesota, has been removed. He will miss his second straight game with a foot ailment.

Brian McCann back for Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann has returned to the lineup for the Saturday clash in Minnesota. He was sidelined Friday with a foot ailment.

Brian McCann set to sit Friday against Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) What was anticipated has been confirmed: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is out of the lineup for the Friday game in Minnesota. He has been dealing with a sore foot.

McCann has been a bit of a disappointment this season with a stat line of .224/.285/.371 that is significantly down from last season.


Brian McCann likely to sit Friday with sore foot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Thursday's game that catcher Brian McCann will likely get the day off Friday to recover from a sore foot, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Girardi hopes the catcher will be ready to return to the lineup Saturday. McCann went 1 for 4 and scored a run in Thursday's win. He owns a .224/.285/.371 line with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 272 at-bats.


Brian McCann has third HR in last 13 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann homered during a 6-3 loss Wednesday against the Rays. He finished 2 for 4 with one walk.

McCann gave New York a 2-1 lead when he hit a solo home run off Jake Odorizzi with two outs in the third inning. It was his 10th home run and third in 13 games.


Brian McCann absent from Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) The Yankees are giving starting catcher Brian McCann the afternoon off Saturday against Baltimore. Francisco Cervelli is set to crouch behind the plate.

McCann has run hot-and-cold recently with three hitless games in the last five and four hits with six RBI in the other two combined.


Brian McCann homers, triples in big game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann snapped out of a funk in a big way Wednesday, in a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.

McCann homered for the first time in nearly a month, ending a homerless streak that stretched back to May 23. He added a bases-loaded triple, and finished the game 2 for 3 with five RBI and one run scored, while adding a walk.

McCann has been a disappointment in his first season for the Yankees, and is still hitting just .226/.286/.372 in 226 at-bats this season. 


Brian McCann drives in three Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann drove in three runs Friday against the Royals.

McCann stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the third inning. He worked a six-pitch at-bat against Jeremy Guthrie. On the sixth pitch, McCann hit a line drive double out to left, clearing the bases. McCann finished 1 for 4, with three RBI. He's hitting .231/.289/.374 in 195 at-bats.


Brian McCann gets a chance at first base


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) With Mark Teixeira getting a breather, Yankees catcher Brian McCann got a chance to do something he has never done as a professional Wednesday against the Cardinals -- start at first base.

McCann started at first base for the Yankees, just the fourth time he has played there since high school, according to MLB.com. He had appeared as a late-game replacement at first three times this season.

"I kind of know how to work around the bag, so that's not going to be a problem," McCann said. "It's just fielding ground balls and hopefully making a pick or two. We'll see what happens."

Normal reserve Kelly Johnson moved over to third base for the game, giving McCann the chance to flash some leather. Manager Joe Girardi does not anticipate it becoming a long-term move, though McCann is willing.

"I wouldn't make too much of this today," Girardi said. "I'm not looking at this as being an option going forward right now. I still consider him my everyday catcher. I'm not really thinking much past today, it's just one day I chose to do it."


Brian McCann hits seventh homer Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann managed just one hit in five at-bats Friday night against the White Sox - but it was a biggie. He smashed a three-run homer in the first inning before going hitless the rest of the way.

McCann, who is out of the lineup Saturday, hasn't put together a multi-hit game since May 13 and owns a disturbing on-base percentage of .270.


Brian McCann sitting against southpaw again Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann is absent from the lineup against a left-hander for the second time in three games Saturday. He will not start with White Sox southpaw John Danks on the mound.

Oddly, however, McCann is batting .256 against lefties this season and just .222 overall.


Brian McCann out against Chris Sale


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) A matchup against premier left-hander Chris Sale has Yankees starting catcher Brian McCann resting Thursday night. J.R. Murphy is taking his place.

McCann has hit better against southpaws this season than against righties with 11 hits in 40 at-bats. He has yet to face Sale in his career.


Brian McCann lifts off again Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann went yard for the second time in his last four games, leading his team to a 7-1 victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

McCann slugged a two-run home run in the eighth inning off reliever Vin Mazzaro that broke the game apart. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .225 with six homers and 17 RBI in 138 at-bats.

Brian McCann homers in three-hit night Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann turned in a big performance against the Mets Tuesday, going 3 for 4 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in his team's 12-7 loss.

McCann smacked a two-run shot in the first inning to reduce his team's deficit to 4-3, but the game was essentially over by the time he knocked an RBI single in the ninth. He has hit .230/.271/.373 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 126 at-bats.


Brian McCann's hitting woes: Is it the shift?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit into a game-ending double play against the Mets on Monday, extending his hitting woes. He's hitting .213 with four homers and 12 RBI in 122 at-bats.

The double-play ball was hit hard but the Mets' shift enabled Lucas Duda to glove it. McCann finished 1 for 5 with a run scored.

"It comes and goes," McCann told ESPN.com about his hitting. "The results aren't there. This is a results-oriented business and I'm not getting it done."

Manager Joe Girardi said it's not the shift that hurting McCann. "I don't think he has quite hit the ball like he is capable of for the most part," Girardi told the website. "He has had some pretty good weeks during the course of the season where he has gotten pretty hot. He hit some balls out of the ballpark. He goes the other way as much as any left-handed hitter that they shift on."


Brian McCann puzzled over slow start with Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann has expressed puzzlement over his struggles at the plate with his new team.

McCann is is batting .225 with just three home runs and 10 RBI in 89 at-bats. His average is 14th among 16 major league catchers with enough plate appearances to qualify. His .614 OPS ranks dead last.

That's not the production the Yankees were anticipating from the left-handed batter when they signed him to a five-year contract worth $85 million, especially considering the short right-field porch at home.

"I'd like to swing the bat better," he told the New York Post. "I have felt really good at times and then not so good."

McCann owns a career .276 average and has slugged 20 home runs in each of his last six seasons. But his overall producation has decreased in recent years and continues to do so.


Brian McCann gets a day of rest Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann was not in the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Angels. 

McCann is likely receiving a normal day of rest. He'll be replaced by John Ryan Murphy behind the plate. McCann is hitting .244 in 78 at-bats.