DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
4 hours ago

McCann was scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game with a stomach ailment, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Max Stassi will get the start behind the plate instead. It's likely nothing too serious for McCann, who should be back in action within a couple days. The veteran catcher was traded to Houston this offseason after spending the last three seasons with the Yankees.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 week ago

McCann caught Dallas Keuchel's first bullpen session of spring training Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros are hoping Keuchel and McCann are the battery come Opening Day, so it was encouraging to hear Keuchel talking about a comfort level with Houston's new catcher. McCann's been around and understands what it takes for a catcher to become acquainted with a bunch of new starters. The 12-year veteran has caught 1,372 games since his debut in 2005, so he's learned some about the catcher-pitcher relationship. He also brings a power bat to the position, having averaging 20 homers and 74 RBI with a .799 OPS. McCann will serve as Houston's primary catcher this season with Evan Gattis his backup.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

McCann was traded to the Astros on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

In return for McCann, the Yankees will receive Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman from Houston. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that McCann will share time with Evan Gattis behind the plate in 2017, but is still expected to start more than 100 games for his new club. In the 2016 campaign, McCann posted a .242/.335/.413 line over 130 games and enjoyed his ninth consecutive season with over 20 home runs.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
5 months ago

McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo shot, his 20th home run of the season, in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

He played DH on Sunday, a position that will likely be his regular home in 2017 if he stay with the Yankees given the emergence of Gary Sanchez. McCann's .242 batting average on the season is actually his highest in three years, and he's only topped .250 once in the last five seasons, but he still reached the 20 home run plateau for a remarkable ninth straight campaign.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
5 months ago

McCann went 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the Yankees 14-4 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

It was McCann's first four-hit game of the season and raised his batting average to .241. McCann has been solid of late, hitting .283/.340/.522 in September. He remains one shy of his ninth straight 20-homer season, a feat only David Ortiz has accomplished over that stretch.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
6 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

This is standard procedure with a lefty (Clayton Kershaw) on the mound for the opposition. Austin Romine will get the start at DH and hit eighth Wednesday.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
6 months ago

McCann is not in the lineup against the Rays on Friday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann smoked two home runs Thursday -- his 18th and 19th of the season -- as part of a three-hit showing, but manager Joe Girardi will try to stack as many righties into the lineup as he can Friday against lefty Blake Snell. In his place, Gary Sanchez will slot back in as the catcher while Tyler Austin will take a turn as the club's DH.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
6 months ago

McCann went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

McCann did all of his damage against Rays starter Alex Cobb, going deep in the second and fourth innings. The ball was carrying well at Yankee Stadium on a night that saw seven balls hit into the seats, and the 32-year-old slugger took full advantage while getting a start behind the plate to catch veteran CC Sabathia. He's heating up with three homers in the last three games.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
6 months ago

McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

McCann was clearly hungry to prove he belonged in the lineup after sitting for to straight days. Gary Sanchez's emergence behind the plate has forced the veteran into a DH role, but his potent bat should still allow him to see regular playing time. He now has 17 long balls on the season, making him a long shot to reach his 2015 total of 26.

DTDBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
6 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

It's a bit strange that McCann is sitting a second straight day, especially with a right-hander in R.A. Dickey on the mound for the opposition, but the veteran will nonetheless cede DH duties to Austin Romine once again. Romine had a solid game Sunday with a 1-for-2, two-RBI performance, so it could just be the case where manager Joe Girardi wants to reward the youngster with another turn in the lineup. McCann should still be viewed as the Yankees' regular DH over the final month of the season.