Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 5 days ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

This will already be McCann's third day off of the season as he's played just one game since last sitting on Saturday. There's no news of any injury issues, so it appears manager Joe Girardi just wants to ensure the catcher remains rested. John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate, batting seventh.

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

McCann is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox,

It's only been two days since McCann's last day off, but it makes sense the veteran McCann will get some rest after Friday's 19-inning game. John Ryan Murphy is filling in again, batting seventh.

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

McCann is out of the lineup Thursday, ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews reports.

This is just a standard day off for McCann and John Ryan Murphy will fill in behind the dish. Look for McCann to be back in Friday.

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

McCann went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's opener against the Blue Jays.

McCann's hit represented one of just three the club mustered all day as the entire offense struggled. The catcher figures to slot in the middle of the lineup and should see the bulk of the starts behind the plate this year. The 31-year-old had possibly his worst season as a pro in 2014 as he slashed just .232/.286/.406, so it's possible he improves as he gets more comfortable now in his second season in the Bronx.

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

McCann went 0-for-2 but drove in his first run of the spring in Sunday's Grapefruit League win over the Phillies.

McCann figures once again to see the everyday duties behind home plate while slotting into the middle of the Yankees' lineup. After a disappointing 2014 campaign in which he maintained a career-worst .232 batting average, he's gotten off to a slow spring start with a slash line of .158/.190/.211 through eight Grapefruit League appearances. McCann also appeared in 30 games between first base and as the team's DH last season to keep him in the lineup even when he needed a day off from catching, but with the offseason acquisition of Garrett Jones and the team working out Alex Rodriguez at first, it's possible the 31-year-old will see increased time behind the plate this year.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 7 months ago

McCann is out of Sunday's lineup at Boston, Brian Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Even though he's sat two games in the last four days, McCann will sit for the regular season final against the Red Sox. This ends a lost season for the 30-year-old, batting .232/.286/.406 in the first year of a 5-year, $85 million contract.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 7 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com reports.

All of the Yankees' regulars are getting the day off Friday, following an emotional farewell to Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Francisco Cervelli will take over behind the plate for McCann, who is batting .228 with eight homers so far in September.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 7 months ago

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

McCann will take a seat for Wednesday's day game following a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included his 23rd home run of the season. He will yield the start to Francisco Cervelli on Wednesday, who will bat fifth for the Yankees.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 7 months ago

McCann went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and a walk in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

The catcher had been a slump, hitting .167 in his previous 24 at-bats, but broke out in a big way Sunday. Though there's been a sizable dip in his batting average this season, McCann has still come through in the power department, contributing 22 homers and 71 RBI.

Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 7 months ago

McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Sunday night's loss to the Orioles.

The 2014 campaign has been mostly frustrating for McCann, but the seven-time All-Star seems intent on finishing strong. Through 12 games this month, the 30-year-old catcher has put up a .947 OPS with five home runs and nine RBI. Sunday's roundtripper was number 20 on the season for McCann, as he has now reached that mark for the seventh consecutive year.