Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 weeks 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
2 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
2 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 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.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has been seeing most of his action at DH these days with rookie Gary Sanchez serving as the team's primary catcher, but the veteran will get a breather Sunday after he was behind the plate Saturday night. With McCann on the bench, Austin Romine will handle duties at DH, marking his first start since Aug. 17.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH HOU
3 months ago

McCann (personal) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann was away from the team Friday night due to a personal issue, but he's returned to New York and will serve as the designated hitter Saturday. McCann will bat seventh in the order against Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy.