Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY 16 hours 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 1 week 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 2 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.

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

McCann went 1-for-3 with two RBI as he launched his third home run of the season in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Much like last season, McCann has struggled to hit for average as his slash line sits at .231/.294/.407 through 24 games. Those numbers are almost identical in all three categories to his 2014 output, so he'll have to keep hitting home runs as his main source of offensive production at this point.

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

McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

McCann caught all three games during the club's weekend set against the Red Sox, so he'll be given a day off Monday. John Ryan Murphy will fill in behind the plate and bat eighth in his stead.

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

McCann is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays.

McCann went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles, and four RBI over his last two games, but he will be held out Wednesday with the Yankees playing a day game following a night game and facing Rays left-hander Drew Smyly. John Ryan Murphy will serve as the Yankees' backstop in McCann's place.

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

McCann had a strong showing Monday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

McCann's blast was his second of the year and brought his RBI total to nine. The backstop is hitting .250 thus far this season after batting just .232 in his first year in the Bronx last season.

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

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

McCann is likely just receiving a day off with the left-handed Jon Niese on the mound for the Mets. With the Yankees likely to face a right-handed hurler on Monday, he'll likely rejoin the lineup.

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

McCann went 2-for-4 and scored a run in Friday's win over the Mets.

Through 13 games, McCann has posted only marginally better numbers than in his career-worst 2014 campaign as he's slashing .245/.288/.377. The catcher wasn't a particularly high-average hitter even in his last few seasons in Atlanta, so he'll likely have to make up for that production with the long ball.