McCann is out of the lineup for Saturday's contest with Tampa Bay. McCann has made three consecutive starts coming into Saturday and so will get the day off as Austin Romine fills in behind the plate and bats ninth. McCann has yet to find his groove since the All-Star break, going 6-for-39 (.154) in 11 games since the start of the second half.
McCann provided all the offense for the Yankees in Wednesday's loss to Houston with a solo homer -- his lone hit to go with two strikeouts in four at-bats. The veteran backstop hadn't homered since before the All-Star break -- July 8 -- and after collecting six hits in his final two games before the break, he still only has five hits in 10 games since. For a while there in April, it looked like we might get a bit more batting average out of McCann, but it now looks like he's destined to hit around .230 for the fourth time in five years.
McCann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports. McCann will get a regular day off Friday after starting the past four games. In his place, Austin Romine gets the nod behind the plate while batting seventh in the order.
McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox. It's the perfect storm for McCann to get a day off, as he's caught the first two games of the series, and would have had to face tough lefty David Price for the opposing Red Sox. While the veteran rests, Austin Romine will man the backstop.
McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Newsday's Erik Boland reports. After starting McCann in each of the past four games, the Yankees will turn to Austin Romine for a tough matchup against Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco. McCann boasts a .248/.347/462 slash line for the season, with six of his 14 homers coming in the last three weeks.
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