McCann was injured in the third inning against Cleveland Friday night but remained in the game until he was pinch hit for in the sixth.
Chris Capuano outpitched Justin Verlander while Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered to send the New York Yankees past the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Wednesday night.
Brandon McCarthy threw six more solid innings, fellow newcomer Chase Headley delivered another timely hit and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday for their sixth win in seven games.
Yankees radio voice John Sterling is coming to Brian McCann’s defense after the catcher’s former hitting coach in Atlanta suggested he’d “never be comfortable” in New York.
Terry Pendleton knows a thing or two about hitting. He also knows Brian McCann better than most. The Atlanta Braves’ first base coach says he’s not convinced the Yankees’ high-priced catcher will ever feel at ease playing in the Bronx.
If the Yankees go 27-14 at home and 18-10 on the road they could finish with 92 wins, which could be enough to win the AL East, let alone secure a Wild Card spot.
Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.
To lose 15 games in a row in one ballpark takes a lot of lousy luck. For the second night in a row, a short home run to right field at Yankee Stadium proved to be Toronto’s undoing.
Brian McCann hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and later added a bases-loaded triple to help the New York Yankees to a 7-3 win over the first-place Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
The Yankees are a mess and manager Joe Girardi, who was a guest on WFAN with Mike Francesa on Wednesday evening, is having a hard time making sense of it all.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of the lineup for a third straight day Wednesday because of soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.
Catcher Francisco Cervelli has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain and will be placed on the disabled list on Tuesday. His DL stint is retroactive to Monday.
If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don’t have baseball’s highest payroll.
“It becomes an expensive mistake, no question,” Martin said. “They can’t turn back the clock. They went and got a good guy who, offensively, puts up better numbers than I have and so (it) costs a lot of money.”