Brian McCann Injury: Updates on Yankees Catcher's Concussion and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2014

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Updates from Sunday, Aug. 17

Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com confirms Brian McCann's status for today's game:

Updates from Saturday, Aug. 16

Brendan Kuty of NJ.com provides an update from Joe Girardi, who spoke about Brian McCann's concussion:

Sweeney Murti of WFAN has the latest on McCann:

Updates from Wednesday, Aug. 13

Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reported on Brian McCann's return to the Yankees:

Updates from Saturday, Aug. 9

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest on Brian McCann's status for Saturday's game:

Hoch also noted that McCann was placed on the seven-day disabled list:

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."

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The New York Yankees are locked in a battle for American League wild-card positioning with the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, but that late-season push got a bit more difficult Friday. 

Brendan Kuty of NJ.com filled fans in on the latest regarding the health of catcher Brian McCann:

McCann left the team's game against the Cleveland Indians Friday after going 1-for-2 with a walk and run scored.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05:  Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees runs the bases after his second inning home run against David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McI
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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.


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