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McCann went 3-for-4 with a run, a home run, and two RBIs in Thursday's loss to the A's.

McCann has now homered in his third straight game and has hit safely in six straight. His season batting average of .254 is unimpressive, however. A career .271 hitter, McCann is hot right now and he's been one of the best power-hitting catchers in the league for a while now, so it's encouraging to see him enjoy his streak.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 22 hours ago

McCann launched his sixth home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

McCann has homered in back-to-back games and has now driven in six RBI in his last three contests. He's still struggling to hit for average more regularly, as he currently sits at just .239, but McCann's six home runs and 29 RBI rank second and third respectively among catchers.

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McCann is out of the lineup Tuesday.

With a lefty on the mound for the Royals the Yankees will opt to give McCann a day off Tuesday. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the dish and hit eighth.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 3 days ago

McCann went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's 14-1 win over Kansas City.

He was removed from Sunday's game with cramping in his foot and calf, but McCann did away with any concern with his performance in this one. The 31-year-old's .235 average leaves a lot to be desired, but he ranks second among all catchers with 28 RBI and fifth at the position with 19 runs scored.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 4 days ago

McCann (foot) will return to the lineup Monday against the Royals.

McCann was removed from Sunday's game because of a cramp in his foot or calf, but it appears the issue has subsided, and he'll start again Monday. Assuming nothing more occurs Monday, he should be good to go moving forward.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 4 days ago

McCann was removed from Sunday's game against the Rangers because of a cramp in his foot/calf, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

McCann made the final out of the eighth inning, flying out to center field to finish his day 1-for-4 with two RBI. He was then replaced by John Ryan Murphy for the top of the ninth inning, having apparently aggravated his foot during his last at-bat. While the injury is officially being called a cramp, Yankees manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that he's a bit concerned, hinting that it could very well be something more serious. The Yankees have a 1 PM ET start time against the Royals on Monday.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 6 days ago

McCann is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

With a day game following a night game, McCann will sit in favor of John Ryan Murphy for Saturday's matinee. Through 35 games this season, McCann's line very closely resembles his 2014 output, as he's now hitting .233/.290/.388 with four homers and 23 RBI. The drop in home runs can be attributed to a reduced HR/FB rate (8.3% compared to 12.2% last season) and that he's hitting the ball on the ground more frequently this season (38.3% GB%).

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup Saturday against Kansas City.

John Ryan Murphy will take McCann's place behind the dish with left-hander Danny Duffy on the mound for the Royals. McCann will likely be back in the lineup Sunday for the series finale.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

McCann went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

McCann is now riding a five game hitting streak -- though he's collected just a single hit in each of them -- with two home runs and four RBI in that span. He hasn't hit above .270 since 2009, but his current .240 mark is an improvement over last year. He's one of the best power-hitting catchers in the league, so it's encouraging that he's been able to double up his home run total on the year during his recent five-game hitting streak.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

This appears to be nothing more than a routine rest for McCann, with a day game following a night game and McCann having started four in a row. John Ryan Murphy will step in behind the plate and bat ninth, but McCann should be back in there Sunday looking to improve upon his 4-for-27 mark so far in May.