McCann is expected to make the Opening Day roster, Scott Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports. He's batting .250 (5-for-20) with a double, a triple and three RBI over eight spring contests.
McCann was a surprise in 2019 when he achieved career highs in all the major offensive categories. As Welington Castillo struggled through injuries, McCann took over the starting job and thrived as the primary starter. A strong first half earned him an All-Star selection, before McCann fell off over the second half. The White Sox added Yasmani Grandal to the equation, so McCann will drop down the backup and mentor to prospect Zack Collins, who could make the team as the third catcher and 26th man.
McCann agreed to a one-year, $5.4 million deal with the White Sox, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
While the signing of Yasmani Grandal greatly reduces McCann's role with Chicago going forward, he was worth 2.3 fWAR in 476 plate appearances last year, so it would have been surprising to see him non-tendered. McCann enters 2020 as one of the better backup catchers in the American League.
McCann will still have a role with the White Sox following the signing of Yasmani Grandal, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
McCann hit an unexpectedly strong .273/.328/.460 and made the All-Star team in 2019, though Grandal deservedly has the greater reputation between the pair. It would be a surprise to see McCann match his career-high 476 plate appearances in the upcoming season, but the White Sox will look to keep him as involved as possible, utilizing the designated hitter spot frequently for both catchers.
McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the tigers.
McCann worked as Chicago's primary backstop and will finish with 102 starts behind the plate this season since he's sitting Sunday. Zack Collins will catch the season finale for the White Sox.
McCann went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in an 8-0 victory for the White Sox over the Indians on Thursday.
The backstop got his 18th long ball of the season, touching up Aaron Civale with a three-run blast in the fourth inning. McCann has provided excellent production at a position where it can be hard to find it this season, sporting a solid .274/.329/.462 slash line with 60 RBI and 26 doubles in addition to the 18 long balls in 118 games.
McCann will sit Wednesday against Cleveland.
McCann owns a solid .286/.333/.452 slash line over his last 11 games. Zack Collins gets the nod behind the plate in his absence.
McCann will be on the bench Wednesday in Minnesota.
McCann owns a solid .268/.333/.488 slash line over his last 11 games. Zack Collins will take over behind the plate Wednesday.
McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Twins.
McCann, predictably, has been unable to sustain his first-half hitting success since the All-Star break. His first-half OPS of .873 dropped to .684 over the second half. He has, however, been consistent with the long ball. McCann, who homered nine times in in 231 at-bats during the first half, has eight homers in 183 at-bats since the break.
McCann is not in the lineup Sunday against Seattle.
McCann has alternated between the lineup and the bench for the last six games. Zack Collins gets the start behind the plate for Sunday's contest.
McCann will hit the bench Friday against Seattle.
McCann has gone 6-for-17 with three doubles over his last five games. He'll get a rest Friday, with Zack Collins starting behind the plate.
McCann is not starting Wednesday against the Royals.
McCann owns a poor .491 OPS over his last 12 contests, though his season OPS remains quite strong (especially for a catcher) at .785. Welington Castillo starts behind the plate in his absence.
McCann is not in Thursday's lineup against the Indians.
Of the three catchers on the White Sox's roster, McCann is the odd man out in this one. Welington Castillo will start behind the dish while Zack Collins gets a start at first base.
McCann went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Tuesday against the Indians.
McCann took Carlos Carrasco deep in the eighth inning to tie the game at five. He now has 16 home runs for the season, though he's gone through a cold patch by recording just two hits across his last 26 at-bats. While his batting average has sunk from .294 to .274 since Aug. 18, McCann is still producing at a career-best rate at the plate by nearly any measure.
McCann is not starting Monday against Cleveland.
McCann has hit just .086/.135/.200 over his last nine games. He'll sit for the second time in three days, with Welington Castillo starting behind the plate.
McCann is not in the lineup Saturday against the Braves.
McCann has started three of the past four games, going just 1-for-10 during that stretch. Welington Castillo is starting behind the dish and hitting sixth in his place Saturday.
McCann is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.
McCann has just three hits in his last six games but still has a surprisingly strong .282/.332/.469 slash line on the season. Welington Castillo will start behind the plate in his absence.
McCann is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
McCann will essentially get two days off with the White Sox off the schedule Monday before returning to action Tuesday against the Twins. Welington Castillo will check in behind the plate in place of McCann, who went 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in the previous two contests.
McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and another run scored in Thursday's win over the Rangers.
McCann launched a 416-foot homer in the third inning off Ariel Jurado to extend Chicago's lead to 5-0. Through 97 games this season, the 29-year-old catcher has found much success at the plate, batting .289/.340/.482 with 15 home runs, 54 runs scored and 50 RBI.
McCann is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.
He is hitting .351 with two home runs, 11 runs and 16 RBI in 16 games this month, thanks to a pair of grand slams last week. Welington Castillo will start behind the dish, hitting sixth.
McCann went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a double in Friday's 7-2 win over the Angels.
McCann kept his hot hitting going with a bases-loaded blast off Angels reliever Ty Buttrey. It's his second grand slam in three days and the fifth of his career. McCann's hitting .383 (18-for 47) with two homers, 14 RBI and nine runs scored in 13 games in August. Overall, he's hitting .293/.345/.482 with 14 homers and 50 runs scored, all of which are career bests for the catcher. McCann also has 47 RBI, just two shy of matching his career high from 2017.
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