Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:47 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is adjusting to playing first base. He's lined up there the last two games as Mark Teixeira (lat) remains sidelined. McCann said he has enjoyed the physical break from catching.
Fantasy Tip: He's heating up at the plate, too, so the break from crouching and his ability to stay in the lineup make for a fine combo of positive fantasy developments.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:09 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is hitting .310 since June 27, when hitting coach Kevin Long helped McCann eliminate the toe tap from his swing. McCann was batting .223 through his first 70 contests.
Fantasy Tip: If you can still buy McCann from a frustrated owner, go for it. His slow start looks like history now, and when you can find a catcher with this hot streak, it's worth your attention.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:01:13 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann (foot) fouled a ball sharply off his right foot Saturday, July 12. His X-rays were negative, and he hopes to play Sunday, July 13.
Fantasy Tip: McCann is hitting .359 in 39 at-bats since ditching his toe tap in his swing a week ago. The team could give him the day off Sunday before the All-Star break.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:08:18 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann hasn't played well in his time with the club, and his former hitting coach, Terry Pendleton, said McCann will "never be comfortable" in New York. "New York is not Brian," Pendleton said. "That's my opinion. I knew if he chose New York, there would be more than he expected or knew about. He'll never be comfortable with that." McCann is hitting only .230 with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs in 79 games this year. Pendleton believes McCann's tendency to pull the ball as the reason for his slow start.
Fantasy Tip: McCann is still one of the better options at the catcher position for power, but he isn't giving you much else, especially if he refuses to use the entire field.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:07:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran's (knee) injury isn't expected to be serious and no tests are scheduled. However, manager Joe Girardi noted that Beltran has had problems with his right knee before. Beltran might be available to pinch hit Monday, July 7. C Brian McCann is serving as the designated hitter and C Francisco Cervelli is behind the plate.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:18:06 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann (foot) is in the starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, July 6.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:38:21 -0700
Updating an earlier report, New York Yankees C Brian McCann (foot) had X-rays on his sore left foot, which were negative.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:47:00 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann (foot) has been scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, July 5, because of a sore foot.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:05:16 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann (foot) will not play Friday, July 4. McCann said he felt something "grab" in his left foot when he broke out of the batter's box in the fifth inning of Thursday's game. Manager Joe Girardi said he expects McCann to be back in the lineup Saturday, July 5.
Fantasy Tip: While the injury appears minor at this point, check back on his status prior to Saturday's game.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:19:46 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 1.
Fantasy Tip: It's presumably a day of rest. Nothing to worry about yet.