Brian McCann RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brian McCann tells Daily News he agreed to Astros deal because 'I just want to catch every day'

    New York Daily News "Brian McCann loved playing in New York. He just loved catching more. The Yankees traded the 32-year-old to the Astros on Thursday, sending McCann and $11 million to Houston in exchange for righthanded pitchers Albert Abreu — the Astros' No. 7-ranked prospect — and Jorge Guzman. McCann, who..." November 18

  • Astros acquire Brian McCann from Yankees

    USA Today "The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Brian McCann from the New York Yankees for two prospects, with the Yankees also picking up a portion of McCann's salary for the next two seasons. McCann, who turns 33 in February, takes over behind the plate in Houston for free agent Jason Castro. He was..." November 17

  • Yankees willing to eat salary to get good young players for Brian McCann

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees want to get younger, and they understand that they might have to take on some salary to do so. The Yankees are interested in dealing catcher Brian McCann, and according to Yahoo! Sports’s Jeff Passan, they’re willing to eat some of his contract in order to get good young..." November 11

  • Yankees have found trade partner for Brian McCann

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman hasn’t tried to hide the possibility that Brian McCann could be traded this offseason, but it appears that scenario could become a reality. According to a source, Cashman has already identified a potential trade partner for McCann, who has two years and $34 million remaining on..." November 10

  • Yankees, Brian Cashman putting out Brian McCann feelers

    New York Post "Brian Cashman has deals he can make for Brian McCann right now. But some were from teams the Yankees general manager dismissed because he does not believe the catcher would waive his no-trade clause (think West Coast and/or non-contenders) and others have yet to offer a return that Cashman finds..." November 10

  • Busy Yankees explore possible McCann replacement and Rich Hill

    New York Post "Much as a particularly careful person might wear both a belt and suspenders to keep his or her pants from falling down, Brian Cashman has taken every possible precaution in case he finds a taker for Brian McCann. Not only has the Yankees’ general manager opened a dialogue with McCann’s agent,..." November 09

  • Not so fast with the Yankees trading Brian McCann

    New York Post "When Brian Cashman arrives at the General Managers meetings Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Hot Stove segment of MLB’s offseason will be in its infancy. After Gary Sanchez muscled ahead of Brian McCann with a sizzling final two months of the 2016 season, the Yankees GM is bound to be asked if..." November 06

  • Could the Mets check in on Yankees' Brian McCann?

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the biggest disappointments for the Mets in 2016 was the regression of catcher Travis d'Arnaud. D'Arnaud entered the year with high expectations after hitting .268 with a .825 OPS, 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 239 at-bats for the Mets in 2015. But d'Arnaud went down with a shoulder injury..." October 19

  • Brian McCann On Yankees: “I Hope I’m Back”

    MLB Trade Rumors "Seven-time All-Star Brian McCann is no longer the Yankees’ starting catcher, having lost the role this season to a sensational rookie, but the 32-year-old wants to continue his career in the Bronx. “I hope I’m back,” McCann told Chad Jennings of the Lohud Yankees Blog. “I’m not sure how it’s..." October 04

  • Brian McCann calls Yankees' kids 'Best young group I've seen'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The unofficial successor to Alex Rodriguez as Yankees designated hitter didn't seem too interested in talking about his contributions to a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Brian McCann didn't even mention his two-out, two-run single in the first inning, which was big at..." August 21

  • Yankees' Brian McCann slides into backdrop as Gary Sanchez emerges

    New York Daily News "As the Yankees’ youngsters continue to dominate on the field and capture the attention of fans, the aging veterans are sliding into the backdrop. One of those players is 32-year-old Brian McCann, who appears to have lost his starting catcher job with Gary Sanchez showing improvement behind the..." August 17

  • Yankees Asked Braves for Mike Foltynewicz, Ender Inciarte in Brian McCann Deal

    The Comeback "The New York Yankees did well in their efforts at rebuilding in advance of last Monday’s trade deadline. With the impending retirement of Mark Teixeira and the release of Alex Rodriguez, their rebuild is going to be in an even better place. One highly-paid veteran that hasn’t been moved is..." August 11

  • Money a factor in Braves' interest in Brian McCann

    ESPN "New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann could be returning to the Atlanta Braves -- if the price is right. The Braves are reportedly interested in trading for McCann, depending on how much of his contract the Yankees are willing to eat, according to's Mark Bowman. McCann's five-year,..." August 01

  • Braves contacted Yankees about McCann

    New York Post "The Yankees have had Brian McCann available in the trade market for weeks now, and the Braves have expressed interest in a reunion. But there are complications. 1. McCann has a full no-trade clause and consistently has expressed how much he loves playing for the Yankees. However, he does..." July 30

  • Yankees gauging interest in catcher Brian McCann

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Yankees have gauged trade interest in catcher Brian McCann, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball, as they have excellent catching depth. The Yankees have yet to commit to a strict buy-or-sell mentality, but have plenty of options available to take over behind the plate should McCann..." July 30

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