Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 14 hours ago

McCann went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run in Wednesday's 7-0 victory against the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees offense has been awful through the early goings of the 2016 season, and McCann has been a major contributor to that. He's striking out at a career-high rate and his contact rate is lower than ever before. He's been the beneficiary of a .354 BABIP, well above his career average of .282. Although Wednesday night's game was solid, the catcher has a lot of mileage under his belt and the numbers indicate that the tread on his tires is running thin.

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

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday in Boston, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After making four starts in a row, McCann will receive a regular day off. In his stead, Austin Romine will man the backstop.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 1 week ago

McCann is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This appears to be a regular day off for McCann with left-hander Cesar Ramos taking the hill for Texas. Austin Romine will slot in behind the dish in his stead.

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

McCann was 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run in the Yankees win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCann is off to a solid start, batting .302 with three homers and seven RBI. While he hit sixth in this one against southpaw Matt Moore, he should get plenty of opportunities to drive in runs batting in the middle of a potentially potent lineup.

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

McCann took reps at first base Thursday, the New York Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees have no natural backup to Mark Teixeira at first base after Greg Bird went down for the season in the spring, so this move would allow McCann's bat to stay in the lineup more often while not taxing his legs with catching duties. It's unclear if the club actually plans on inserting him there during game action, but the catcher likely won't see too much time at first regardless.

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

McCann is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, manager Joe Girardi is looking to use a predominantly right-handed lineup Thursday with the Yankees facing southpaw Rich Hill. Thus, Austin Romine will draw the start in McCann's place Thursday. The Yankees will be facing lefty Matt Moore for Friday's series opener against the Rays, so there is some potential that McCann sits out for the Yankees' next two games.

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

McCann (toe) is back in the lineup Thursday, batting fifth and playing catcher, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCann sat out of Wednesday's lineup due to an ailing toe, but he'll slot back into the lineup Thursday against right-hander Marcus Stroman. Thankfully, the catcher's toe injury appears to just be a bruise, so he should be able to resume his role as the primary backstop for the Yankees.

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

McCann (toe) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, The Lower Hudson Journal News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees were already expected to give McCann the day off Wednesday after he fouled a ball off his toe in his last outing, and now it has been made official. McCann rarely plays when the Yankees face left-handers to begin with, so it's possible he would have been replaced behind the plate by Austin Romine on Wednesday regardless of his toe injury. The veteran McCann should be considered day-to-day heading into Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays.

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

Contrary to a previous report, McCann (toe) will not need X-rays, but he has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees said manager Joe Girardi misspoke when he said McCann would need X-rays. McCann apparently had a fluoroscope test in his left foot that was negative, and the team is comfortable with those results, showing the injury was just a bruise. For now it sounds like McCann is day-to-day (with the understanding he won't play Wednesday). Andrew Romine will start at catcher Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

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

McCann went for X-rays on his toe after Tuesday's win against the Blue Jays, and he will not be available for Wednesday's game, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He fouled a ball off his toe in Tuesday's game and was replaced by Andrew Romine, who will get the start Wednesday with McCann set to miss at least one game due to the injury. The results of the X-rays should be available Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, and hopefully it is just a minor malady that won't cause McCann to go on the disabled list. If he does have to miss significant time, however, slugging catching prospect Gary Sanchez would likely get the call and take on a prominent role.