McCann has simplified his approach at the plate in an effort to cut down on strikeouts, MLive.com reports.

McCann struck out 29.2 percent of the time last season, which was the highest rate of his MLB career. McCann's batting average also dropped to a career-worst .221. "Last year was really the first year that I struck out at the rate that I did," he said. "I think the changes that I've made will impact that area directly." McCann figures to be Detroit's primary catcher in 2017, although Alex Avila figures to snag some playing time as well.

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