Brian McCann
C HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

McCann's homer was his first since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery that sidelined him for two months. He's hit safely in three straight while knocking in runs all three, but he isn't playing enough to warrant much fantasy consideration. His playing time has decreased since Houston acquired Martin Maldanado.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is on the bench Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Since returning from a knee injury Sept. 1, McCann has made just six starts, while Martin Maldonado has gotten the nod on eight occasions. McCann is just 3-for-18 since his return, so unless he turns things around at the plate, he's likely to continue finding himself on the bench more often than not.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

McCanno will head to the bench with the Diamondbacks sending left-hander Robbie Ray to the mound. Martin Maldonado starts behind the plate for the Astros, batting eighth.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is not in the lineup against Detroit on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will receive a regular day off with a southpaw (Daniel Norris) on the mound for the Tigers. In his place, Martin Maldonado will handle the catching duties and bat eighth.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will take his usual seat on the bench with a left-hander in Francisco Liriano starting for the opposition. Martin Maldonado will setup behind the dish in his place, hitting eighth.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is out of the lineup against Boston on Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will be withheld from the starting lineup for a second straight game as the Red Sox bring out another left-hander (Eduardo Rodriguez) for the second of a three-game set. Martin Maldonado will catch and bat eighth.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is not in the lineup versus the Red Sox on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will be stationed on the bench for the series opener with left-hander David Price on the mound for Boston. In his place, Martin Maldonado will catch Gerrit Cole and bat eighth. With another southpaw (Eduardo Rodriguez) on tap Saturday, McCann may sit for a second straight contest.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is not starting Tuesday against the Twins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann returned from a knee injury Saturday and has alternated spots with Martin Maldonado, with the latter getting the call Tuesday. Max Stassi is also in the mix for September starts, leaving McCann with some playing-time uncertainty.

Brian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann, who played his first game since June 30 on Saturday, said he had no problems after catching nine innings, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The catcher had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery on a meniscus.

EDGE Analysis

McCann executed all the normal functions one expects from a catcher and was pleased. "He was pretty giddy," manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday. "That may be the first time in a long time he's actually felt good after a game." Hinch will manage McCann's reintroduction to the catching rotation. He gave the backstop Sunday off and will have him start Monday against the Twins.

Brian McCann
C HOU
2 months ago

McCann (knee) is expected to start Saturday when he is activated from the disabled list, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros will also purchase the contract of starting pitcher Josh James from Triple-A Fresno, and he will make his big-league debut Saturday as a fill-in for the injured Charlie Morton (shoulder). The Astros wisely paired James with McCann during the catcher's rehab assignment at Fresno in preparation for the battery mates' reunion Saturday.