McCann (concussion) expects to be activated from the 7-day disabled list when first eligible Saturday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. McCann said he felt 100 percent and fully expects to play upon his return to the big club Saturday. The 33-year-old is slashing .269/.365/.454 with six homers and 25 RBI across 30 games in his first season with the Astros. He should take over as the primary backstop upon his activation from the disabled list, though Evan Gattis should continue to see a share of starts behind the dish as well.
McCann was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Sunday. It's unclear when McCann's head injury occurred, but the team will give the backstop some time off to recover. The DL stint is retroactive to May 20, so McCann will be eligible to return as soon as Saturday, May 27. Evan Gattis and the recently recalled Juan Centeno will hold down the catching duties in McCann's absence.
McCann is out of Saturday's lineup against the Indians. McCann is just 2-for-12 over the past week, including an 0-for-3 night Friday, so he'll give way to Evan Gattis behind the plate. The two backstops continue to split regular catching duties, with each having played in at least 25 games thus far.
McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins. In addition to driving in a season-high four runs in Tuesday's win over the Marlins, McCann was behind the plate for all nine innings, so it's not too surprising that he'll be rested for the day game after a night game. Evan Gattis will check in for McCann at catcher, working as the battery mate for Lance McCullers.
McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Marlins, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. It's curious to see McCann sitting out against the right-handed starter Dan Straily, although either he or Evan Gattis will need to sit out with the Astros playing in a National League park, and manager A.J. Hinch opted to deploy Gattis behind the dish. Look for McCann to return to action in the next day or two.