Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
7 days ago

McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

McCann was originally supposed to get the day off Sunday, but the game was ultimately postponed, pushing his day off to Monday. Evan Gattis will take over behind the dish Monday, though McCann should return to the lineup card Tuesday.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 week ago

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

McCann was left out of the lineup Saturday with left-hander Jharel Cotton starting for the Athletics, but ended up coming off the bench to pick up three plate appearances during the Astros' comeback win. Manager A.J. Hinch will likely want to give McCann a full day off during the series, so it's expected that Evan Gattis will catch all nine innings Sunday.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 week ago

McCann went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Friday's 7-2 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch is making sure McCann gets time off as the 33-year-old catcher has not caught more than three games in a row. Friday was his third straight, so it might be time for Evan Gattis on Saturday.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw James Paxton toeing the rubber for Seattle, McCann will head to the bench in favor of righty-hitting Evan Gattis. Despite splitting time with Gattis behind the dish, McCann should see the majority of time as backstop, with most of his off days lining up against lefties.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann is not in Friday's lineup against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's matchup against Kansas City is an ideal day for McCann to get the day off considering that Houston is facing a left-handed pitcher and has a righty hitter in Evan Gettis that can step in behind the plate. There is very good chance McCann will be back in the lineup Saturday night.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann received the starting nod behind the dish for the first two games of the series, but manager A.J. Hinch will give the veteran backstop some time off his feet Wednesday. Evan Gattis, who occupied the DH spot in Tuesday's game, will step in to catch Charlie Morton while McCann rests up.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

McCann's offense should be a boon to the Astros this season, but early on he's shown a good relationship with Houston's pitching staff. The Mariners have scored just one run on eight hits and six walks over 18 innings. His defensive reputation certainly lags behind others in baseball, but he'll be the team's primary catcher this season barring injury.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 month ago

McCann went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was McCann's first of the spring. At 33, he still wields a power bat. He's surpassed the 20-homer threshold each of the last nine seasons. McCann will get the bulk of the starts at catcher with Evan Gattis backing him up, but you can bet manager A.J. Hinch will rotate him through designated hitter to keep him fresh from April to October.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

McCann (illness) will occupy the DH spot and bat sixth in the lineup in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann first came down with a case of the stomach flu Wednesday and was held out of action for the last few days, but his return to the lineup suggests he's fully recovered from the illness. Look for him to resume duties behind the plate at some point next week, but for Sunday's game, Max Stassi will serve as the battery mate for starting pitcher Mike Fiers.

Brian McCann
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

McCann (stomach ailment) was feeling better and and increased his activity Thursday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann was scratched from a game Wednesday and may not play "maybe for the next day or two," according to Houston manager A.J. Hinch. He's been replaced in the lineup by Max Stassi and Juan Centeno the last two days, but if were in the regular season, Evan Gattis would be his fill-in.