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34 Brian McCann C
Height/Weight: 6-3/220 | Birthdate: 2/20/1984 | Birthplace: Athens, GA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/87 | Average Draft Position: 141.62
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Yankees' Brian McCann ice cold on road in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann has hit just .189/.225/.243 with no home runs and 11 RBI in 74 at-bats on the road this season.

McCann has been beastly in Yankee Stadium, hitting .318/.392/.659 with four home runs in 44 at-bats, but he's been the opposite away from home. After a solid performance in April, McCann has posted a .588 OPS in 54 May at-bats, but 11 of his 15 games this month have come away from Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees have a pair of road games against the Nationals starting Tuesday before opening a six-game homestand.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira not in starting lineup Tuesday vs. Rays


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is being held out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Rays. Teixeira has started nine of the last 10 games for manager Joe Girardi, including each of the last seven. 

Over his last 10 games, Teixeira is hitting .286 with three home runs, three doubles and nine RBI. Garrett Jones is receiving the start at first while catcher Brian McCann hits in the cleanup spot on Tuesday. 


Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann go deep for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann both hit solo home runs in the Yankees win over Baltimore on Sunday. 

Beltran went 2 for 2 and hit his first home run of the season. He now has 13 RBI and is hitting .210. He also walked twice. 

"I think the most important thing for me is being able to have consistent at-bats," Beltran said.

"He's swung a lot better in the last 10 days, since we had that off-day before Boston," manager Joe Girardi said. "You just keep riding him out there because you know it’s going to change. It's no fun when you're going through it, but he’s too good of a hitter for it to last."

McCann went 1 for 3, walked once and scored twice. He's hitting .242, with four home runs and 18 RBI. 


Yankees' Brian McCann, Alex Rodriguez out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez are not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

McCann has started the last four games at catcher, but manager Joe Girardi will use J.R. Murphy to catch pitcher Chase Whitley Saturday. Rodriguez had made seven straight starts at designated hitter before getting a break Saturday.

The Yankees are favorites (-125) against the Orioles Saturday.


Yankees C Brian McCann crushes home run in Friday's win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Catcher Brian McCann crushed a two-run homer in the first inning Friday to help the Yankees get past the Orioles.

The homer was McCann's third of the season.


Brian 'Two-Hit' McCann does it again Tuesday for Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Just call him "Two-Hit" McCann.

Yankees catcher Brian McCann has either no hits or two hits in each of the last seven games. Fortunately for him, the latter has come more frequently than the former. He managed his second straight two-hit game and fourth in the last six Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

McCann made the most of a pair of doubles, knocking in one in the first and two in the fifth to key a 4-2 victory. His .266 average is at its highest point since April 12.


Yankees' McCann is 8 for 15 in career against Rays' Odorizzi


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann has been on a nice run offensively since April 18. He is batting .313 (10 for 32) with a .500 slugging percentage, .853 OPS, one double, one triple, one home runs, five RBI and six runs in his last eight games.

McCann might be able to keep his hot streak going Tuesday with Jake Odorizzi on the hill for the Rays. McCann is batting .615 (8 for 13) with one double, one triple, two home runs and six RBI in his career against the right-hander. 

McCann had two singles and a two-RBI triple against Odorizzi during a 9-0 win at Tampa Bay on April 18.


Brian McCann's home run helps lift Yankees to win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) With the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Rays, Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit a solo home run to give the Yankees a lead they would not relinquish.

"I've been seeing the ball really well all year long," McCann said, per NJ.com. "Any time you hit a home run it feels good."

McCann connected off Brandon Gomes to put the Yankees ahead. They would go on to win 4-1. The solo shot was McCann's second of the season. He also added another hit in the game to finish 2 for 4 with one RBI. His batting average now stands at .250.

"Brian's a good hitter," manager Joe Girardi said. "He had two interesting hits [Monday]. One was a real big one, and the other was important too; it gave us another run."


J.R. Murphy replaces Brian McCann in Yankees' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Catcher Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Sunday night. Instead, J.R. Murphy gets his fifth start of the year behind the plate. Murphy will hit seventh in the lineup. 

Yankees' McCann batting .500 in career vs. Tigers SP David Price


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann enters play Tuesday against the Tigers mired in a 4-for-22 slump over his last six games. David Price will be on the hill for Detroit, but that's not necessarily bad news for McCann, who has a favorable history against Detroit's ace.

McCann is batting .500 (7 for 14) with three home runs, six RBI, one walk and one strikeout in his career against Price.


Carlos Beltran out of Yankees' lineup again on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day. Beltran missed Saturday's game with an illness, and he's not in the lineup for Sunday's game.

Garrett Jones gets the start in right for the Yankees. He'll bat seventh in the order. 

Catcher Brian McCann is also not in the lineup. JR Murphy will start and bat eighth. 


Brian McCann's two-run 3B, Chris Young's grand slam carries Yankees


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Catcher Brian McCann went 3 for 4 with a two-run triple and right fielder Chris Young launched a grand slam in the Yankees' 9-0 win over the Rays on Saturday.

"It's a great feeling," Young said. "You get guys out there, and sooner or later one of us will come through. It was nice to have a game like this."


Yankees catcher Brian McCann rips first home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 2 for 5 in Sunday's 14-4 blowout win over the Red Sox Sunday.

McCann ripped the second pitch he saw from Edward Mujica to deep right field for a solo home run in the eighth inning. McCann also struck out twice in the contest with three runs scored. He pushed his average to .278 with three RBI in 18 at-bats this season.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez draws start at first base Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is making his first start of the season at first base Saturday against the Red Sox.

Rodriguez, who saw work at first base this spring, has never played anywhere on the field other than shortstop and third base during his major-league career. He'll be the Yankees' cleanup batter Saturday.

The Yankees are mixing up the lineup for the day game after Friday's 19-inning marathon, with Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira and Stephen Drew all out of the lineup Saturday.


Gardner, McCann return for Yankees; Beltran gets night off


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and catcher Brian McCann, who were given an off day Thursday against Toronto, returned to New York's starting lineup Friday night against Boston. Gardner will bat second, bumping Alex Rodriguez down to the No. 3 spot, while McCann will bat fifth in New York's home opener.

Carlos Beltran received the day off and Chris Young drew the start in right field.

Gardner is batting .167 (1 for 6) with a solo home run through two games, while McCann is batting .143 (1 for 7) with one RBI in two games. Beltran has just one hit in his first 10 at-bats.


Yankees' Brett Gardner, Brian McCann sit Thursday vs. LHP


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and catcher Brian McCann were held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays because Toronto was starting a left-handed pitcher (Daniel Norris), Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters.

Girardi added Gardner's wrist is fine after getting hit Wednesday night by a pitch in the eighth inning. Gardner was told Wednesday he was going to get the day off Thursday because Norris was starting.

Gardner is batting .167 (1 for 6) with a solo home run through two games, while McCann is batting .143 (1 for 7) with one RBI in two games.


A-Rod to likely hit 7th as DH in Yankees' Opening Day lineup


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Manager Joe Girardi hinted strongly on Saturday what the Yankees' Opening Day lineup will be and it will included Alex Rodriguez batting seventh as the designated hitter, reports ESPN New York. 

Girardi said Saturday's final exhibition game lineup "could be" the team's Opening Day lineup, which leads many to believe that will be the case. 

The Yankees lineup on Saturday:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Brett Gardner, LF

3. Carlos Beltran, RF

4. Mark Teixeira, 1B

5. Brian McCann, C

6. Chase Headley, 3B

7. Alex Rodriguez, DH

8. Stephen Drew, 2B

9. Didi Gregorius, SS


Brian McCann hoping to overcome offensive struggles in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann struggled offensively in 2014, his first season in New York. He posted his second-worst average in a season, hitting .232 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI.

"I didn't get off to a good start," McCann said to NJ.com. "I had some mechanical flaws in my swing, and it took me four months to get it ironed out."

McCann and the Yankees were in the bottom of the American League in 2014 with team offensive, but he thinks 2015 will be a different story.

"I think a lot of us are going to have bounce-back years offensively," McCann said.


Yankees' McCann trying to change approach to beat infield shifts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann said he has spent the offseason working on ways he might be able to beat infield shifts in 2015, per the New York Post.

“Now that the shifting’s involved, it’s time for me to take a step back and figure out. Now I’ve got to beat the shift,” McCann said Wednesday. “I’ve hit a certain way for nine years. The shift obviously is more advanced. So hits that I’ve always had in the past are now outs. I hit .290, .280, now you’re hitting .240, .230. It’s time for me to make that adjustment, and I went into this offseason, and that’s where I’m at.”

McCann said he has worked on making tweaks to his hitting approach.

“I’m trying to shorten my swing up a little bit, trying to use the whole field,” McCann said. “Not just go up there and look for my pitch. Shorten up sometimes and take that hit to left. The more times you do that, they’ll stop shifting.”

McCann hit .286 with a .358 on-base percentage, .486 slugging percentage and .844 OPS overh is first seven MLB seasons. He has hit .238 with a .305 on-base percentage, .419 slugging percentage and .723 OPS over the last three seasons.


Brian McCann to work on slightly altering his approach in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann said he will alter his approach at the plate in 2015 to help counter the right-field shift teams have employed against him. McCann said he might even bunt more to neutralize the effectivness of the shift, but he said he won't make drastic changes, per NJ.com.

"I’m definitely going to change my approach a little bit," he told MLB Network's Hot Stove show Thursday. "But not drastically.

"I think there’s definitely times to bunt. Maybe leading off the inning down four or five runs or (with a) man on first, no outs, try to start a rally. But, you know, as far as hitting the ball the other way, that’s something I’ve definitely done going into spring training and then a month into the season you look up and you sacrifice power and driving the baseball. Or at least I do. That’s the line I have to walk. I’ve hit a certain way for a long, long time."


Brian McCann absent from lineup Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann is on a roll, but he will be slowed by inactivity Wednesday against Baltimore. He is out of the lineup in favor of Francisco Cervelli.

McCann has three home runs and five RBI in the last three games in improving his stat line to .272/.343/.466.


Brian McCann maintaining September power surge


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) Brian McCann blasted two home runs in the Yankees' 5-2 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. The homers were McCann's sixth and seventh in September and his 21st and 22nd on the season. It was McCann's 11th multi-homer game of his career.

He finished the afternoon 2 for 3 with three RBI, two runs and a walk. McCann is now batting .235 on the season.


Brian McCann slugs 19th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 3-2 win over the Orioles Saturday.

McCann put his team on the board with a second-inning home run, and the Yankees wouldn't relinquish the lead after scoring two more runs in the same inning. The catcher was 0 for 11 in his last three games before homering Saturday. He has hit .236/.290/.399 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI in 454 at-bats.


Brian McCann goes yard Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann belted his 18th home run Wednesday against the Rays.

McCann wasted no time getting down to business. With the bases empty in the first inning, McCann belted an 84 mph splitter out to right for the solo shot. He also singled and was hit by a pitch during the outing. McCann finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Brian McCann belts 17th home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann belted his 17th home run Wednesday against the Red Sox.

McCann struck in the second inning. With a man on base, McCann belted a 93 mph fastball out to right for a two-run shot. He would single in the next three at-bats. McCann finished 4 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI.