10DBrian McCann
C HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann will undergo surgery on his right knee, knocking him out for at least four to six weeks, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann hit the disabled list Tuesday for the third time in the last 11 months with a right knee issue. He'll now be out until the end of July at the earliest. Max Stassi will take over starting duties behind the plate in his absence. If Stassi impresses, he could keep the job even once McCann returns, as Stassi's 129 wRC+ is far better than the 72 wRC+ mark that the veteran has posted so far this season.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee injury, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann had previously spent 10 days on the shelf this season due to right knee soreness, which appears to be the culprit yet again. The veteran backstop didn't play Monday, so he will be eligible to return from the DL on July 12. In a corresponding move, Time Federowicz had his contract selected from Triple-A Fresno. Look for Max Stassi to serve as the primary catcher while McCann is sidelined.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann and Max Stassi have alternated turns behind the plate for the previous six games, and it looks like a timeshare could be in place until McCann dramatically improves his middling .206/.283/.323 season line. McCann's .606 OPS is easily the worst of his career and represents a 153-point decline for his 2017 mark.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will sit in favor of Max Stassi for the fourth time in the last six games. The veteran is hitting just .184 with a .468 OPS in 12 games since returning from the disabled list in early June.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will retreat to the bench after going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts during Tuesday's game. Max Stassi will handle the catching duties for the series finale.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has sat in favor of Max Stassi in three of the Astros' last four games. Stassi is seven years younger than McCann and has a .262/.338/.500 line compared to .215/.296/.340 for the veteran, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him eventually take over the starting role.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will sit in favor of Max Stassi for the second time in three days, with this absence coming against a right-hander in Jason Hammel. Since his return from the disabled list June 8, McCann is batting just .200/.226/.300 with one home run in 30 at-bats.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
4 weeks ago

McCann is not starting Friday against the left-handed Danny Duffy and the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

McCann hasn't started against a southpaw since May 1. Max Stassi has begun to cut into his playing time against righties as well, as he's swung the better bat this year. Stassi's .264/.338/.504 slash line eclipses McCann's .217/.301/.348 easily in all three categories.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
4 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will give way to Max Stassi behind the dish following a pair of consecutive starts. The backstop is hitting just .215/.301/.348 across 153 plate appearances this season.

10DBrian McCann
C HOU
1 month ago

McCann is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

McCann has just three hits in his last 41 at-bats. The 34-year-old has struggled to a .209/.299/.349 line on the season. His replacement Saturday, the 27-year-old Max Stassi, has been better across the board, hitting .256/.331/.487.