Brian McCann RUMORS & NEWS

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Joe Girardi said on YES Network that Brian McCann would have stayed in the game if this were the regular season. Knee a little stiff.

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Yankees' Brian McCann to miss a few days due to knee injury

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Yankees catcher Brian McCann was not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox after tweaking his left knee Tuesday. J.R. Murphy replaced McCann in the starting lineup. Manager Joe Girardi said McCann's MRI showed inflammation in his knee. Girardi said he will try to give McCann a..." August 05

  • Brian McCann says he’s OK after knee tweak, Girardi not so sure

    New York Post "Brian McCann moved to first base after feeling his left knee stretch while he was battling several Dellin Betances pitches in the dirt in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s 13-3 win over the Red Sox. Manager Joe Girardi said he was concerned about the injury, though McCann said he got checked out..." August 05

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Brian McCann underwent an MRI and a CT scan on his right foot – both of which were negative. McCann is considered day-to-day.

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Right foot soreness for McCann. Will have MRI on foot tomorrow in New York.

  • Undaunted Brian McCann: Yankees ‘best decision I’ve made’

    New York Post "Inside the Mexican restaurant, the pop-music hits played at just the right level, brightening the mood while allowing for conversation. Outside was the sort of weather — about 50 degrees — for which we New Yorkers would kill nowadays. In this setting, Brian McCann made for a picture of..." February 13

  • Brian McCann starting to show he’s worth the money

    New York Post "It was back at the end of June and Brian McCann, the seven-time All-Star with the Braves who signed a five-year, $85 million free-agent deal with the Yankees, summed up his offensive season in one word. “Horrible,” McCann said. No one would have argued back then. Now? Well, you would get a..." September 04

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    The Yankees believe they will be able to activate Brian McCann (concussion) on Saturday, Joe Girardi said.

  • McCann’s homer, 5 RBIs lead Yankees past Blue Jays

    New York Post "Brian McCann was supposed to be key to an offensive resurgence in The Bronx this season. Instead, he has been a major reason the Yankees’ lineup has been a disappointment so far. But in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over the Blue Jays, he showed why the Yankees invested $85 million in him this..." June 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: McCann deal with #Yankees is 5/85 with sixth-year vesting option that could bring it to 6/100.

  • Brian McCann on verge of deal with Yankees

    Dallas Morning News "It appears the Texas Rangers’ chase for another bat for the lineup will take them towards an outfielder or a DH. Brian McCann will not be part of the equation. McCann, according to two major league sources, has ruled the Rangers out and, according to a source, is on the verge of a long-term..." November 23

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Brian McCann expected to start visiting teams he's talking with in the next 2 weeks;NYY/TEX/BOS among more than half-dozen teams interested.

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    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    FWIW, one baseball source said Texas pushing hard for McCann. '"They're knocking his door down," source said

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    McCann will decline his qualifying offer today. The #Braves will be compensated with a draft pick when he signs with another club.

  • With four big A.L. teams in bidding, McCann headed for monster deal

    CBS Sports "Brian McCann started the year on the disabled list, and he may end it with a $100-million contract, or close to it. The free-agent period has become a "perfect storm" for McCann, 29, not only because he's a lefthanded-hitting catcher with power who's a seven-time All-Star with a career .823..." November 09

  • Agent: Geovany Soto signing won't deter Brian McCann

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Free agency opened only Oct. 30, when Koji Uehara struck out former TCU star Matt Carpenter for the final out of the World Series. Players have been free to negotiate with all teams only since Tuesday, when their 2013 team’s five-day exclusive window closed. In other words, the off-season is..." November 08

  • Agent: Red Sox 'would be a consideration' for catcher Brian McCann

    Boston Herald "After being drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Braves in 2003, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's path to the majors was obstructed by fellow catcher Brian McCann. Now, in the ultimate irony, McCann could replace Saltalamacchia with the Red Sox. If the Sox decide to move on from Saltalamacchia..." November 05

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    timdierkes @timdierkes

    Not that there was any doubt, but the Braves are making a qualifying offer to McCann.

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    #Braves have made a qualifying contract offer to C Brian McCann.

  • Ellsbury, Garza and Drew join Beltran, Choo, McCann on Yank menu

    CBS Sports "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01

  • Big names -- including McCann, Beltran and Choo -- on Yankee menu

    CBS Sports "Lots of big names -- including Carlos Beltran Japan's Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann and even Shin-Soo Choo -- were discussed at the Yankees organizational meetings over the past couple days. The names of Beltran Tanaka and McCann have been connected to the Yankees before but Choo is a fairly new..." October 23

  • McCann may hit HR as free agent: BoSox, Yanks, Rangers, etc. in play

    CBS Sports "Not many players should enjoy a better free agency than catcher Brian McCann. McCann's consistent offensive numbers his relative youth and even his serious attitude should aid him as he approaches the free-agent market. But another big plus is the large number of big-market teams that'll be..." October 21

  • McCann may hit HR as free agent: BoSox, Yanks, Rangers, etc. in play

    CBS Sports "Not many players should enjoy a better free agency than catcher Brian McCann. McCann's consistent offensive numbers his relative youth and even his serious attitude should aid him as he approaches the free-agent market. But another big plus is the large number of big-market teams that'll be..." October 20

  • GM: McCann could get $100M

    ESPN "$100M for McCann?: Brian McCann could receive a deal for six years and $100 million an MLB GM told ESPN New York on Tuesday. The GM reasoned that McCann is a top-five catcher and could transition to first and DH toward the end of the deal. The highest paid catcher in the game Joe Mauer is in..." October 15

  • McCann, Walden updates; pre-game festivities

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After five days off to rest a strained groin Brian McCann said he felt fine and was ready to go for Thursday’s division series opener. “I feel great” McCann said Wednesday. “I probably could have played that last game (Sunday) but at the same time you get another couple days off to let that..." October 03

  • Rangers could target Braves' Brian McCann as a free agent

    CBS Sports "The Rangers as they proved again in Monday night's Game 163 will need to add offense this winter. One name to watch closely: Brian McCann. McCann the Braves catcher will be one of the most popular players on the free-agent market. He won't come cheap even though the Braves aren't expected to..." October 01

  • McCann likely to rest weekend series

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves think they caught Brian McCann’s right groin strain before it got to the point of being serious Thursday night but they’re going to play it safe with him the rest of the weekend against the Phillies. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he might pinch hit McCann Sunday if he’s feeling..." September 28

  • McCann stands by actions in Gomez confrontation

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann got more than his share of air time in the 24 hours after his nose-to-nose confrontation with Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez that fueled a benches-clearing fracas Wednesday night. McCann is featured mask up eyes blazing and shouting at Gomez in countless photos from multiple angles..." September 26

  • McCann rests knee again Sunday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann sat out his second consecutive game with some soreness in his right knee. McCann caught Friday’s game against the Marlins going 2-for-4 with a home run but told manager Fredi Gonzalez his knee started bothering him when he was catching Brandon Beachy in the bullpen before the..." August 11

  • McCann replaces Freeman in All-Star Game "Freddie Freeman will still have a chance to experience his first All-Star Game. But his inability to play has provided his Braves teammate Brian McCann a chance to be a part of yet another Midsummer Classic. A wave of emotions filled the injury-riddled Braves clubhouse on Sunday. A few hours..." July 15

  • McCann homers, Kimbrel gets 100th save in Braves’ 6-3 win at S.F.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Off the disabled list and back in the middle of the Braves’ lineup, Brian McCann says he’s thinking only about helping the team win now, not looming free agency or his uncertain future in Atlanta beyond 2013. In Thursday’s series opener at San Francisco, he did that. The veteran catcher had a..." May 10

  • McCann excited for return vs. Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann was sporting a cleanly-shaven head and a smile on his face Monday as he prepared to make his return from shoulder surgery at Great American Ballpark. At first, he didn’t recognize the new uniform pants in his locker with the thin blue stripe down the side the Braves wear with their..." May 07

  • Braves activate McCann (shoulder) off the DL

    Rotoworld "Braves activated C Brian McCann from the 15-day disabled list. McCann will return to Atlanta's starting lineup on Monday night after missing the first five weeks of the regular season with a shoulder injury. Catcher is a refreshingly deep position this year in fantasy leagues, but the veteran..." May 06

  • McCann off DL, expected to play tonight

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Five weeks into the season, the Braves are welcoming back their six-time former All-Star catcher. Brian McCann, who’s been on the disabled list since opening day recovering from October shoulder surgery, played his final rehab game for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, then caught the Braves’..." May 06

  • Brian McCann set to rejoin the Braves on Monday

    Hardball Talk "Brian McCann will play in the first half of tomorrow’s double-header between Triple-A Gwinnett and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Braves catcher has been recovering from a surgically-repaired right shoulder. If all goes according to plan, McCann could join the Braves on Monday as they begin a..." May 05

  • McCann productive in rehab start with Gwinnett "Another game, another step closer for catcher Brian McCann as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. After four games with Class A Rome, the six-time All-Star continued his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves on Thursday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the..." May 03

  • McCann nearing return from DL, but Gattis likely to stay in majors

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann could rejoin the Braves in just over a week during their next road trip, but the veteran catcher’s return doesn’t mean Evan Gattis will be sent down to the minor leagues. McCann is in the final stages of his recovery from October shoulder surgery and was 3-for-7 with a double, two..." April 29

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Just in case you missed the news yesterday, #Braves McCann begins rehab assignment with a game for Class-A Rome tonight at Greensboro

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves McCann could join team in about 2 weeks, Fredi G said. Probably about 10-11 minor league games, including next week with Gwinnett.

  • McCann's rehab complicated by wrist issue "Brian McCann's rehabilitation from shoulder surgery and eventual return to the Braves was complicated somewhat this week when he returned to Atlanta to have his right wrist examined because of tenderness. McCann had been in Orlando as part of his rehab, came back to Atlanta, then returned..." April 17

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    McCann's wrist ailment has been described as minor. He should begin catching in an ext. ST game tomorrow or Fri.

  • Gerald Laird preparing to fill McCann's spot "With Brian McCann recovering from right shoulder surgery and facing the possibility of missing at least a significant portion of the regular season's first month, the Braves have allowed Gerald Laird to ease his way back from the slight left calf strain he sustained March 2. Laird has played..." March 23

  • McCann's stay in Atlanta almost done?

    Fox Sports "It’s a business; a hard, unforgiving business. It was a business last season, when Braves catcher Brian McCann played hurt and, according to several former teammates, grew frustrated when management did not sufficiently acknowledge his condition or sacrifice. And it will be a business this..." March 11

  • McCann encouraged, progressing toward mid-April return

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have never wavered on a six-month minimum rehab period for Brian McCann, perhaps making it easier to accept that April 16 is the earliest he could play a major league game. But on a day like Friday, when he took morning batting practice with teammates on the main field for the first..." March 09

  • McCann on schedule for April return

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann has never been in this situation. Three days before Braves pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the six-time former All-Star is not ready to play ball. Not until his surgically repaired right shoulder is healed and re-strengthened, which should be some point in the first..." February 08

  • Brian McCann's opening-day status in doubt

    CBC Sports "Braves catcher Brian McCann tells David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he's "not close" to being recovered from October shoulder surgery. While the healing process is generally going as desired, hopes that McCann would be ready for opening day are beginning to fade. As for a..." February 07

  • Report: Braves' Brian McCann aiming for opening day return

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is confident that he'll be ready to play by Opening Day, according to's Mark Bowman. McCann underwent shoulder surgery in late October. The procedure was expected to keep him out of action for six months, which would have him to return by late..." January 14

  • Rehabbing McCann upbeat after surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "If one didn't know better, Brian McCann as if he might step up to the plate and compete with Chipper Jones and others in the home-run contest Saturday at McCann's Rally Foundation celebrity softball game at Coolray Field. But under the softball jersey were scars from Oct. 16 right-shoulder..." November 04

  • 2012 Braves Player Review: Brian McCann

    Talking Chop "Given the nature of baseball, almost every team will have at least one player who performs well below expectations. For the 2012 Braves, that player was Brian McCann. For the first time in his 7 full seasons, McCann did not make the All Star Team; what's more, he posted career-worst marks in all 3..." October 15