McCann is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays. McCann has started four of the last five games behind the dish, but he'll give way to Max Stassi with a lefty (Blake Snell) toeing the rubber for the opposition. The backstop is hitting just .215/.301/.348 across 153 plate appearances this season.
McCann is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals. McCann has just three hits in his last 41 at-bats. The 34-year-old has struggled to a .209/.299/.349 line on the season. His replacement Saturday, the 27-year-old Max Stassi, has been better across the board, hitting .256/.331/.487.
McCann went 1-for-4 with a two-run shot in Thursday's 7-3 win against Oakland. McCann is up to five homers in 125 at-bats this season, but is still hitting just .216 on the year. The 34-year-old remains the starting catcher for Houston on paper, but Max Stassi could continue to encroach on McCann's playing time if he doesn't pick up the pace at the plate.
McCann is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. McCann will head to the bench for the third time in five games since returning from the disabled list. Max Stassi will once again start behind the dish in his stead -- something that could continue to happen on a more frequent basis given McCann's .215/.309/.339 line on the season compared to Stassi's .259/.336/.491 triple-slash.
McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers. The Astros apparently aren't eager to rush McCann back into action following his reinstatement from the disabled list Friday, as he'll be relegated to the bench for the second straight day. Max Stassi will pick up another start Sunday and may have carved out a larger role for himself behind the plate after acquitting himself well offensively while McCann was sidelined with the knee injury.
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