The New York Yankees have placed catcher Brian McCann on the 7-day concussion disabled list after he was hit in the mask by a foul tip in Friday night’s 10-6 win over the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium.
According to D.J. Short of Hardball Talk, the Yankees made the roster move after it was determined he sustained a “mild concussion” on the play.
McCann initially stayed in the game but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning after manager Joe Girardi was concerned about what he observed during a conversation with his catcher.
“He said it was his jaw,” Girardi told MLB.com. “He felt like his jaw got jammed. And then in talking to him later when he came in, in the sixth, he said he felt a little foggy. He was having a hard time putting words to it, so I helped him. I said, ‘You’re out.’ He didn’t want to come out, but I said, ‘You’re out.’”
McCann was 1-for-2 with a walk before being removed and is hitting .238/.294/.384 in his first season with the Yankees after signing as a free agent over the winter. In 103 games, he has 13 doubles, 13 homers and 49 RBI.
New York recalled catcher Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take McCann’s place on the active roster. He struck out in his lone at-bat for the Yankees earlier this season and was hitting .252/.313/.374 in 72 games for the RailRiders with 16 doubles, five homers and 30 RBI.