McCann (personal) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. McCann was away from the team Friday night due to a personal issue, but he's returned to New York and will serve as the designated hitter Saturday. McCann will bat seventh in the order against Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy.
McCann is with his family and unavailable for Friday's game against the Orioles, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. Sadly, McCann's grandmother passed away, so he'll be with his family Friday evening. His status for Saturday's game is uncertain at this point in time, so expect Gary Sanchez to continue starting behind the plate.
McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports. The Yankees have been deploying McCann primarily as a DH lately, but he will be squeezed out Wednesday as Mark Teixeira gets the nod as the designated hitter against righty Hisashi Iwakuma. McCann is hitting .190 with one home run in 67 plate appearances this month, and his playing time may start to shrink down the stretch, especially once rosters expand in September.
Manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that McCann is no longer the Yankees' primary catcher, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. McCann had essentially ceded the starting catcher duties to Gary Sanchez prior to Girardi's statement Wednesday, starting just one of the previous 11 games behind the plate, but the Yankees' intentions at the position moving forward are now clear. While McCann figures to catch sparingly the rest of the way, he should still see plenty of action as the designated hitter, which is where he was slotted in seven times over the same 11-game stretch previously referenced. However, the Yankees could be looking to move him to another team as well.
McCann is out of the lineup against the Red Sox on Thursday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. McCann will take a seat for the second straight game, as Gary Sanchez sets up behind the plate with Alex Rodriguez at DH.