New York Post "Inside the Mexican restaurant, the pop-music hits played at just the right level, brightening the mood while allowing for conversation. Outside was the sort of weather — about 50 degrees — for which we New Yorkers would kill nowadays. In this setting, Brian McCann made for a picture of..." February 13
New York Post "It was back at the end of June and Brian McCann, the seven-time All-Star with the Braves who signed a five-year, $85 million free-agent deal with the Yankees, summed up his offensive season in one word. “Horrible,” McCann said. No one would have argued back then. Now? Well, you would get a..." September 04
The Yankees believe they will be able to activate Brian McCann (concussion) on Saturday, Joe Girardi said.
New York Post "Brian McCann was supposed to be key to an offensive resurgence in The Bronx this season. Instead, he has been a major reason the Yankees’ lineup has been a disappointment so far. But in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over the Blue Jays, he showed why the Yankees invested $85 million in him this..." June 19
Source: McCann deal with #Yankees is 5/85 with sixth-year vesting option that could bring it to 6/100.
Dallas Morning News "It appears the Texas Rangers’ chase for another bat for the lineup will take them towards an outfielder or a DH. Brian McCann will not be part of the equation. McCann, according to two major league sources, has ruled the Rangers out and, according to a source, is on the verge of a long-term..." November 23
Brian McCann expected to start visiting teams he's talking with in the next 2 weeks;NYY/TEX/BOS among more than half-dozen teams interested.
FWIW, one baseball source said Texas pushing hard for McCann. '"They're knocking his door down," source said
McCann will decline his qualifying offer today. The #Braves will be compensated with a draft pick when he signs with another club.
CBSSports.com "Brian McCann started the year on the disabled list, and he may end it with a $100-million contract, or close to it. The free-agent period has become a "perfect storm" for McCann, 29, not only because he's a lefthanded-hitting catcher with power who's a seven-time All-Star with a career .823..." November 09
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Free agency opened only Oct. 30, when Koji Uehara struck out former TCU star Matt Carpenter for the final out of the World Series. Players have been free to negotiate with all teams only since Tuesday, when their 2013 team’s five-day exclusive window closed. In other words, the off-season is..." November 08
Boston Herald "After being drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Braves in 2003, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's path to the majors was obstructed by fellow catcher Brian McCann. Now, in the ultimate irony, McCann could replace Saltalamacchia with the Red Sox. If the Sox decide to move on from Saltalamacchia..." November 05
Not that there was any doubt, but the Braves are making a qualifying offer to McCann.
#Braves have made a qualifying contract offer to C Brian McCann.
CBSSports.com "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01
CBSSports.com "Lots of big names -- including Carlos Beltran Japan's Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann and even Shin-Soo Choo -- were discussed at the Yankees organizational meetings over the past couple days. The names of Beltran Tanaka and McCann have been connected to the Yankees before but Choo is a fairly new..." October 23
CBSSports.com "Not many players should enjoy a better free agency than catcher Brian McCann. McCann's consistent offensive numbers his relative youth and even his serious attitude should aid him as he approaches the free-agent market. But another big plus is the large number of big-market teams that'll be..." October 21
CBSSports.com "Not many players should enjoy a better free agency than catcher Brian McCann. McCann's consistent offensive numbers his relative youth and even his serious attitude should aid him as he approaches the free-agent market. But another big plus is the large number of big-market teams that'll be..." October 20
ESPN.com "$100M for McCann?: Brian McCann could receive a deal for six years and $100 million an MLB GM told ESPN New York on Tuesday. The GM reasoned that McCann is a top-five catcher and could transition to first and DH toward the end of the deal. The highest paid catcher in the game Joe Mauer is in..." October 15
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After five days off to rest a strained groin Brian McCann said he felt fine and was ready to go for Thursday’s division series opener. “I feel great” McCann said Wednesday. “I probably could have played that last game (Sunday) but at the same time you get another couple days off to let that..." October 03
CBSSports.com "The Rangers as they proved again in Monday night's Game 163 will need to add offense this winter. One name to watch closely: Brian McCann. McCann the Braves catcher will be one of the most popular players on the free-agent market. He won't come cheap even though the Braves aren't expected to..." October 01
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves think they caught Brian McCann’s right groin strain before it got to the point of being serious Thursday night but they’re going to play it safe with him the rest of the weekend against the Phillies. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he might pinch hit McCann Sunday if he’s feeling..." September 28
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann got more than his share of air time in the 24 hours after his nose-to-nose confrontation with Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez that fueled a benches-clearing fracas Wednesday night. McCann is featured mask up eyes blazing and shouting at Gomez in countless photos from multiple angles..." September 26
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann sat out his second consecutive game with some soreness in his right knee. McCann caught Friday’s game against the Marlins going 2-for-4 with a home run but told manager Fredi Gonzalez his knee started bothering him when he was catching Brandon Beachy in the bullpen before the..." August 11
MLB.com "Freddie Freeman will still have a chance to experience his first All-Star Game. But his inability to play has provided his Braves teammate Brian McCann a chance to be a part of yet another Midsummer Classic. A wave of emotions filled the injury-riddled Braves clubhouse on Sunday. A few hours..." July 15
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Off the disabled list and back in the middle of the Braves’ lineup, Brian McCann says he’s thinking only about helping the team win now, not looming free agency or his uncertain future in Atlanta beyond 2013. In Thursday’s series opener at San Francisco, he did that. The veteran catcher had a..." May 10
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann was sporting a cleanly-shaven head and a smile on his face Monday as he prepared to make his return from shoulder surgery at Great American Ballpark. At first, he didn’t recognize the new uniform pants in his locker with the thin blue stripe down the side the Braves wear with their..." May 07
Rotoworld "Braves activated C Brian McCann from the 15-day disabled list. McCann will return to Atlanta's starting lineup on Monday night after missing the first five weeks of the regular season with a shoulder injury. Catcher is a refreshingly deep position this year in fantasy leagues, but the veteran..." May 06
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Five weeks into the season, the Braves are welcoming back their six-time former All-Star catcher. Brian McCann, who’s been on the disabled list since opening day recovering from October shoulder surgery, played his final rehab game for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, then caught the Braves’..." May 06
Hardball Talk "Brian McCann will play in the first half of tomorrow’s double-header between Triple-A Gwinnett and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Braves catcher has been recovering from a surgically-repaired right shoulder. If all goes according to plan, McCann could join the Braves on Monday as they begin a..." May 05
MLB.com "Another game, another step closer for catcher Brian McCann as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. After four games with Class A Rome, the six-time All-Star continued his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves on Thursday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the..." May 03
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann could rejoin the Braves in just over a week during their next road trip, but the veteran catcher’s return doesn’t mean Evan Gattis will be sent down to the minor leagues. McCann is in the final stages of his recovery from October shoulder surgery and was 3-for-7 with a double, two..." April 29
Just in case you missed the news yesterday, #Braves McCann begins rehab assignment with a game for Class-A Rome tonight at Greensboro
#Braves McCann could join team in about 2 weeks, Fredi G said. Probably about 10-11 minor league games, including next week with Gwinnett.
MLB.com "Brian McCann's rehabilitation from shoulder surgery and eventual return to the Braves was complicated somewhat this week when he returned to Atlanta to have his right wrist examined because of tenderness. McCann had been in Orlando as part of his rehab, came back to Atlanta, then returned..." April 17
McCann's wrist ailment has been described as minor. He should begin catching in an ext. ST game tomorrow or Fri.
MLB.com "With Brian McCann recovering from right shoulder surgery and facing the possibility of missing at least a significant portion of the regular season's first month, the Braves have allowed Gerald Laird to ease his way back from the slight left calf strain he sustained March 2. Laird has played..." March 23
Fox Sports "It’s a business; a hard, unforgiving business. It was a business last season, when Braves catcher Brian McCann played hurt and, according to several former teammates, grew frustrated when management did not sufficiently acknowledge his condition or sacrifice. And it will be a business this..." March 11
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have never wavered on a six-month minimum rehab period for Brian McCann, perhaps making it easier to accept that April 16 is the earliest he could play a major league game. But on a day like Friday, when he took morning batting practice with teammates on the main field for the first..." March 09
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann has never been in this situation. Three days before Braves pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the six-time former All-Star is not ready to play ball. Not until his surgically repaired right shoulder is healed and re-strengthened, which should be some point in the first..." February 08
CBC Sports "Braves catcher Brian McCann tells David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he's "not close" to being recovered from October shoulder surgery. While the healing process is generally going as desired, hopes that McCann would be ready for opening day are beginning to fade. As for a..." February 07
CBSSports.com "Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is confident that he'll be ready to play by Opening Day, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. McCann underwent shoulder surgery in late October. The procedure was expected to keep him out of action for six months, which would have him to return by late..." January 14
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "If one didn't know better, Brian McCann as if he might step up to the plate and compete with Chipper Jones and others in the home-run contest Saturday at McCann's Rally Foundation celebrity softball game at Coolray Field. But under the softball jersey were scars from Oct. 16 right-shoulder..." November 04
Talking Chop "Given the nature of baseball, almost every team will have at least one player who performs well below expectations. For the 2012 Braves, that player was Brian McCann. For the first time in his 7 full seasons, McCann did not make the All Star Team; what's more, he posted career-worst marks in all 3..." October 15
Sporting News "Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann, diagnosed at midseason with a frayed muscle and cyst in his right (throwing) shoulder, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he probably will need surgery that could require up to four or five months of recovery. If the six-time All-Star, who struggled..." October 08
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Seven years after then-rookie catcher Brian McCann hit a three-run homer off Roger Clemens in his first postseason at-bat, he won't be in the Braves lineup when they play St. Louis in Friday's National League Wild Card playoff game. Manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that veteran backup David..." October 05
MLB.com "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has spent the past few weeks proving that he is not afraid to make tough decisions or put himself in position to be second guessed. He benched Dan Uggla for a few days in early September and used some outside-the-box thinking with closer Craig Kimbrel. Now, on the..." October 04
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann is still likely at least a day or two more from returning to the lineup because of tendinitis just inside his right knee. McCann said he first tweaked it on the Braves' recent road trip and then felt it Saturday when he first went into a squat to warm up Tommy Hanson. "It never..." September 17
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann left Saturday's game with tendinitis in the area on the inside of his right knee where the hamstring muscle attaches to tendons. He is day-to-day. "We're going to go day to day, hopefully Monday or Tuesday he could crank it up again," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. McCann..." September 16
Vancouver Province "Martin Prado scored on Brian McCann's sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, as the visiting Atlanta Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 3-2 win on Sunday. Prado singled off Bobby Parnell (4-4) to begin the 10th and advanced to second base on a groundout...." September 09