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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%: 99/92 | Average Draft Position: 141.72
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Yankees C Brian McCann out of lineup Saturday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) One day removed from hitting a walk-off home run, Yankees catcher Brian McCann is out of the lineup against the Rays on Saturday. 

McCann will have the day off after hitting a three-run blast that won the game versus the Rays on Friday night in the 12th inning.

McCann will be replaced by John Ryan Murphy in the lineup.


Yankees C Brian McCann slugs walk-off home run on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann came through with the biggest hit of the game on Friday. McCann blasted a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give his club the 7-5 win over the Rays. It was McCann's only hit of the game.

The home run was McCann's 13th of the season and the fourth-walk off blast of his career. 


Yankees C Brian McCann blasts grand slam in victory Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Catcher Brian McCann got the fun started for the Yankees against the Astros, as he launched a first-inning grand slam on Saturday. McCann went 2 for 4 on the afternoon, with what was his 12th home run of the season.

McCann has been swinging it well lately, hitting .324 with three home runs and 10 RBI over his last 10 contests.


Yankees hold catcher Brian McCann out of Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann was not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game at Houston, reports Newsday.

He was replaced by John Ryan Murphy, who will bat seventh. Over his last 14 games, McCann is hitting .352 with three home runs and 12 RBI.

The Yankees are the underdogs (+160) at Houston on Thursday.


Yankees C Brian McCann gets day off with lefty on the mound


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann is getting a rest on Wednesday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup against the Phillies. McCann had started seven of the last eight games.

So, on a day game after a night game, and with the Yankees facing a tough left-hander in Cole Hamels, McCann will start the day on the bench.

John Ryan Murphy is drawing the start behind the plate and batting seventh on Wednesday.


Yankees' Brian McCann homers in back-to-back games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann homered for the second straight game Monday against the Phillies. It is the second time this season McCann has homered in consecutive games after he homered in four straight games from May 25-29.

McCan had a sac fly in the first inning before he belted his 11th home run leading off the bottom of the seventh inning off Elvis Araujo.

McCann has managed at least one hit and one RBI in four straight games. He has six multihit games in his last 13 starts. He has a .360/.421/.600/1.021 slash line in that span. He also has three doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, six runs, six walks and 12 strikeouts in his last 13 games.


Yankees C Brian McCann cranks out 10th home run on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann provided one the few offensive highlights for his team on Sunday. McCann launched a solo home run, his 10th of the year, in the 12-4 loss to the Tigers. McCann's homer in the second inning cut the Tigers' lead to 6-1 at the time.

McCann, who had two hits on Sunday, has been hitting the ball well recently. Over his last 10 games, the veteran backstop is batting .359 (14 for 39), though he does have 11 strikeouts over that time.


Yankees' Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann receive days off


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) The Yankees have decided to rest both outfielder Carlos Beltran and catcher Brian McCann for Sunday's series-finale against the Orioles. 

In their places, Garrett Jones will start in right field and John Ryan Murphy will start at catcher. 


Yankees C Brian McCann goes 3 for 4 in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann tallied three hits during Tuesday night's 6-1 victory over the Nationals. 

McCann finished the game 3 for 4, with one double and two singles. McCann has hit .467 in his past five games. 

McCann recorded two RBI in the winning effort. He now has a slash line of .266/.330/.485. 


Yankees C Brian McCann blasts ninth home run in win Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann made his presence felt in his return to the lineup on Friday. McCann, who left Wednesday's game due to a sore foot, had two hits in five at-bats, including his ninth home run of the season in the 8-2 win over the Angels.

McCann's home run was a two-run shot that came in the first inning off starter Garrett Richards. The veteran catcher has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .333 (14 for 42) with five home runs over his last 14 games.

"He's been swinging the bat really, really good the last two-and-a-half weeks, three weeks," manager Joe Girardi said, per the Newark Star-Ledger. "But it was one of the reasons we went and got him, because we thought his swing was kind of built for this kind of ballpark. And that's showing up."


Yankees C Brian McCann feeling better after arch injury


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann is back in the lineup Friday after leaving Wednesday's game with a right foot injury. After MRI and CT tests revealed nothing major, it was a new pair of orthotics that helped alleviate McCann's pain, per MLB.com. 

McCann caught a side session in the bullpen before Friday's game and reported that he felt fine with the new equipment. 

"Walking around, it didn't flare up, but once I got in my squat and moved around - that's what we've been waiting for today," McCann said. "I went out there and it didn't flare up."

McCann is hitting .248 with eight homers and 33 RBIs this season.


Yankees' Brian McCann day to day after MRI, CT scan are negative


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann underwent an MRI and CT scan on his right foot Thursday, and both tests came back negative, the team announced. He is being listed as day to day after being evaluated by Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad.

McCann left Wednesday's game due to right foot soreness. Since May 1, McCann is batting .237 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 28 games.


Yankees' Brian McCann undergoing MRI for right foot soreness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday's game against the Mariners due to right foot soreness. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday, the team announced.

McCann only lasted 1 1/2 innings Wednesday before being removed from the game. McCann caught the first inning and grounded out in the top of the second before J.R. Murphy replaced him behind the plate to begin the bottom of the second.

McCann entered play Wednesday batting .333 (11 for 33) with one double, four home runs, 12 RBI, seven runs, seven walks and eight strikeouts in his previous 11 games.


Yankees C Brian McCann only lasts 1 1/2 innings Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday's game against the Mariners for undisclosed reasons after 1 1/2 innings. McCann caught the first inning and grounded out in the top of the second before J.R. Murphy replaced him behind the plate to begin the bottom of the second.

Yankees' Brian McCann out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the A's.

McCann has made four straight starts behind the plate but will take a seat in favor of J.R. Murphy on Sunday. The Yankees' primary catcher homered in four straight games this week before going 1 for 3 with a walk on Saturday.

The Yankees are underdogs (+114) in Oakland, per VegasInsider.com.


Brian McCann homers in Yankees' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit a solo home run in Friday's loss to Oakland. 

McCann went 1 for 4. The homer was his eighth of the year and produced his 32nd RBI. 

McCann has homered in the last four games, tying a Yankee record for catchers. Mike Stanley also had a four-game homer streak in 1993. 


Yankees' Brian McCann slugs seventh homer Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the A's on Thursday.

McCann opened the scoring with his second-inning blast, and he was also able to tack on the Yankees' second run with an RBI single in the fourth. However, the Yankees let a 3-0, fifth-inning lead slip away, with the A's scoring five runs in the fifth-through-seventh innings.

McCann has hit .254/.321/.458 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 142 at-bats.


Yankees catcher Brian McCann blasts sixth home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 1 for 2 at the plate in New York's 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

McCann did his damage in the second inning when he blasted a leadoff home run off of Chris Young, his sixth of the season. McCann, who also walked twice, is now hitting .239 with 29 RBI on the year.


Yankees' Brian McCann slugs fifth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 1 for 3 for two walks, two runs scored, a home run and three RBI in his team's 14-1 win over the Royals on Monday.

McCann smacked the second of three Yankee home runs in the first inning to give his team an 8-0 lead going into the second inning. His three-run blast was his fifth homer of the season, and he was on base for another three-run homer in the second inning.

McCann has hit .235/.299/.404 with five home runs and 28 RBI in 136 at-bats.


Yankees' Brian McCann in, Carlos Beltran out Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann is in the starting lineup on Monday, while Carlos Beltran remains out for his team's matchup with the Royals.

McCann left Sunday's game due to cramping in his left foot/calf, but the issue won't keep him from missing a start.

"It turned out to just be cramps," manager Joe Girardi said, per MLB.com. "I was a little bit concerned about it last night, but even an hour after the game, he was OK. So I came in today and checked with him, and he expected to play today, and I put him in there."

Beltran is sitting for the second straight game due to an illness.

The Yankees are favorites (-125) at home on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Yankees catcher Brian McCann leaves with foot injury on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Yankees catcher Brian McCann was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Rangers with a cramp in his foot/calf, according to MLB.com. 

Manager Joe Girardi said he was a little concerned with the injury, but won't know more about it until Monday. McCann went 1 for 4 with two RBI in Sunday's game before exiting. He said after the game he is planning on playing in Monday's game against the Royals.


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.