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McCann's power is a great fit for the short porch in Yankee Stadium's right field.
The Yankees catchers ranked 26th in MLB in batting average, hitting just .213. Even worse, they were dead last in home runs as they hit just eight round-trippers in 497 at-bats.
It would have almost been better for manager Joe Girardi to use the DH for the catcher's spot in the lineup.
Yes, the organization has a promising future working its way up the minor league ranks behind the plate. In a couple of years Austin Romine, J.R. Murphy and Gary Sanchez will provide for a very healthy competition as the team's starting backstop.
But, what does the team do about the present?
The Yankees can ill-afford to rely on career backup Chris Stewart (.211 batting average in 109 games) in the way they did during the course of the 2013 season.
Fortunately, the free-agent market holds one of baseball's most productive catchers in Brian McCann.
As a left-handed batter (he throws right-handed), McCann has hit 20 or more home runs in each of the past six seasons, and seven of the past eight for the Atlanta Braves.
He has been an All-Star seven times and holds a career .277 batting average.
While his grittiness behind the plate has resulted in McCann not playing in more than 128 games in any of the past three seasons, his threat in any lineup is hard to ignore.
The 29-year-old would provide the Yankees with an immediate "fix" to the catcher's spot in the order, and give the up-and-coming backstops time to develop.
Look for the team to make a play for the talented McCann this offseason.