Brian McCann
C ATL
2 weeks ago

McCann signed a contract with the Braves on Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Specifics regarding the contract remain unclear, but McCann is headed back to where he spent the first nine years of his big-league career. The backstop battled injuries and hit just .212/.301/.339 across 63 games in 2018, though he owns a career .263/.338/.454 slash line through 14 seasons. He figures to replace Kurt Suzuki as the strong side of a catching platoon with Tyler Flowers in 2019.

Brian McCann
C ATL
1 month ago

The Astros declined McCann's $15 million club option for 2019 on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will hit the open market after appearing in just 63 games for the Astros in 2018 due to a lingering knee issue. When healthy, the 34-year-old hit just .212/.301/.339 with seven homers.

Brian McCann
C ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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 ATL
3 months 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.