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

McCann went 1-for-2 with a homer, three walks and four RBI and three RBI in Friday's win over Atlanta.

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

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann is in the lineup Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays after being out of the lineup the last two games because of a knee injury, according to the team's official website. McCann sustained the injury Tuesday while attempting to block a ball in the dirt, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team was not worried that he would need to miss extended time. “If I needed to I could have caught Mac [Wednesday] night," Girardi told the New York Post. “He is really day-to-day. We don’t anticipate it will be too long as of right now. The way he felt [Thursday] we were encouraged by it. We will look at [Friday] or [Saturday]." McCann was able to pinch-hit Wednesday but flew out with runners on first and second to end the game. John Ryan Murphy will return to a backup role upon McCann's return.

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

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the lineup for the second consecutive game Thursday against the Boston Red Sox because of a knee injury, according to the team's official website. McCann was expected to receive a few days off after an MRI revealed the issue Wednesday, but he could be close to a return, as he was able to pinch-hit Wednesday. “He told me he was OK to hit. I wasn’t going to catch him in that situation,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the New York Daily News. “But he told me he could hit and he’d had some success against [Boston closer Koji] Uehara. Didi (Gregorius) has never seen him, so I went with the guy who’d seen him before and understood what he’d try to do with him.” John Ryan Murphy, who had two hits in three at-bats Wednesday, will get his second consecutive start in McCann's absence.

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

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann received an MRI on Wednesday that revealed inflammation in his left knee, according to MLB.com. McCann is not expected to be placed on the disabled list, and may even be available off the bench for the rest of the week.

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

McCann launched his 14th home run of the season, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

McCann has hit a bit of a slump in July, posting a .207 average in the month, but he'll enter the All-Star break on pace to have his best all around season since 2011. His 14 homers and 55 RBI both rank second among all catchers, as he figures to once again be one of the top backstops in the season's second half.

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

McCann is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

McCann started Thursday and Friday, so he'll rest Saturday against a left-handed pitcher. He has a .651 OPS against southpaws this season, but he's historically held up fine against same-hand pitchers, and he'll likely rejoin the lineup for Sunday's matchup with Wade Miley.

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

McCann is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.

McCann caught all 12 innings and hit a walk-off home run in Friday's extra-inning victory over the Rays, so he will get a well-deserved day off with the Yankees playing Saturday afternoon. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate in McCann's place.

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

McCann was just 1-for-5, but the one hit was a walk-off three-run home run in the 12th inning of the Yankees 7-5 win over division-rival Tampa Bay on Friday night.

After the Rays scored twice in the top of the inning to take the lead, the Yankees trimmed the lead to one before McCann ended it with his 13th home run of the season. McCann has been productive with 52 RBI on the year, many of those coming in clutch situations.

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

McCann is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, batting fifth and playing catcher.

McCann was out of the lineup Monday, but he came on to draw a walk as a pinch hitter. He'll be back in the heart of the order Tuesday and face young lefty Andrew Heaney.

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

McCann is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

With McCann starting the previous three games and the left-handed C.J. Wilson toeing the rubber for the Angels on Monday, manager Joe Girardi decided it was a good idea to give his regular catcher the night off. John Ryan Murphy will backstop the Yankees in the series opener.