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

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

McCann is with his family and unavailable for Friday's game against the Orioles, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sadly, McCann's grandmother passed away, so he'll be with his family Friday evening. His status for Saturday's game is uncertain at this point in time, so expect Gary Sanchez to continue starting behind the plate.

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

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees have been deploying McCann primarily as a DH lately, but he will be squeezed out Wednesday as Mark Teixeira gets the nod as the designated hitter against righty Hisashi Iwakuma. McCann is hitting .190 with one home run in 67 plate appearances this month, and his playing time may start to shrink down the stretch, especially once rosters expand in September.

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

Manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that McCann is no longer the Yankees' primary catcher, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann had essentially ceded the starting catcher duties to Gary Sanchez prior to Girardi's statement Wednesday, starting just one of the previous 11 games behind the plate, but the Yankees' intentions at the position moving forward are now clear. While McCann figures to catch sparingly the rest of the way, he should still see plenty of action as the designated hitter, which is where he was slotted in seven times over the same 11-game stretch previously referenced. However, the Yankees could be looking to move him to another team as well.

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

McCann is out of the lineup against the Red Sox on Thursday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will take a seat for the second straight game, as Gary Sanchez sets up behind the plate with Alex Rodriguez at DH.

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

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will head to the bench with lefty Drew Pomeranz due up for Boston, affording Austin Romine an opportunity behind the plate. Gary Sanchez will serve as the designated hitter. McCann is off to a poor start this month (5-for-27) and is batting right around .230 for the third straight season. He cleared waivers with no team willing to take on the $34 million due to McCann over the next two years, so the Yankees are allowed to trade him. If they cannot find a trade partner, the Yankees may opt to scale McCann's at-bats back over the final couple months in order to give Sanchez a longer look.

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

McCann has cleared waivers, making him available for the Yankees to trade him elsewhere, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees were in talks with the Braves about the veteran catcher prior to the trade deadline and will likely try to deal him before the season concludes. For now, he should continue as the everyday catcher for New York.

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

McCann is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has started the past three games, so he will get his standard day off to rest Wednesday. The 32-year-old is currently riding an eight game hitting streak, although he is hitting just .250 over the course of it and has struck out nine times in 32 at-bats.

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

McCann is out of the lineup for Saturday's contest with Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has made three consecutive starts coming into Saturday and so will get the day off as Austin Romine fills in behind the plate and bats ninth. McCann has yet to find his groove since the All-Star break, going 6-for-39 (.154) in 11 games since the start of the second half.

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

McCann provided all the offense for the Yankees in Wednesday's loss to Houston with a solo homer -- his lone hit to go with two strikeouts in four at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop hadn't homered since before the All-Star break -- July 8 -- and after collecting six hits in his final two games before the break, he still only has five hits in 10 games since. For a while there in April, it looked like we might get a bit more batting average out of McCann, but it now looks like he's destined to hit around .230 for the fourth time in five years.