Updates from Sunday, Aug. 17
Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com confirms Brian McCann's status for today's game:
Today's lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter dh Ellsbury 8 Teixeira 3 Beltran 9 McCann 2 Headley 5 Drew 6 Prado 4 Kuroda RHP— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) August 17, 2014
Updates from Saturday, Aug. 16
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com provides an update from Joe Girardi, who spoke about Brian McCann's concussion:
Brian McCann looked "lethargic" yesterday during workouts, Girardi said. Wants him to get more work today #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) August 16, 2014
Sweeney Murti of WFAN has the latest on McCann:
McCann still not active. With Cervelli catching Greene, LH Smyly pitching for TB, doesn't hurt to give McCann one more day.— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) August 16, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, Aug. 13
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reported on Brian McCann's return to the Yankees:
Brian McCann will join #Yankees in Tampa— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) August 13, 2014
Updates from Saturday, Aug. 9
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest on Brian McCann's status for Saturday's game:
Yankees lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 Beltran DH Headley 3 Drew 4 Prado 5 Ichiro 9 Cervelli 2 McCarthy RHP— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 9, 2014
Hoch also noted that McCann was placed on the seven-day disabled list:
Yankees have placed C Brian McCann on the 7-day concussion DL and recalled C Austin Romine.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 9, 2014
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com provides an update on McCann's status from Yankees manager Joe Girardi:
Manager Joe Girardi said a doctor can decide whether McCann is healthy enough to play. Whether McCann goes on the DL likely hinges on that decision.
McCann told the team his jaw hurt after the foul tip, but later he told manager Joe Girardi that he didn't feel right, though he couldn't find the right words to explain it. ...
"But with what we know now and what has gone on when someone tells me he doesn't quite feel right," Girardi said, "I'm going to be cautious."
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com filled fans in on the latest regarding the health of catcher Brian McCann:
Brian McCann mild concussion. He's day-to-day #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) August 9, 2014
McCann left the team's game against the Cleveland Indians Friday after going 1-for-2 with a walk and run scored.
McCann has struggled to live up to expectations with the Bronx Bombers this season and sports a .238 batting average with 13 home runs and 49 RBI. What's more, his on-base percentage is a lowly .294, but the concussion comes at a difficult time because he hit a home run in his previous contest Wednesday.
If McCann can find a way to turn the corner and increase his production down the stretch, the Yankees lineup becomes much more formidable. For now, though, he will have to wait for a few days.
Check back for updates as they develop.