Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:20:06 -0800
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova said Monday, March 3, one of his goals at the beginning of spring training was to be more consistent. He threw 31 of his 35 pitches for strikes in his Grapefruit League start against the Washington Nationals, walking none and striking out four. He was so economical, he had to go to the bullpen after he'd been removed from the game to throw about 10 more pitches. "It was a great curveball. It's a great 12-to-6," C Brian McCann said. "When he's throwing that for strikes and working down in the zone with that two-seamer, his stuff is as good as it gets."
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:58:30 -0800
New York Yankees C Austin Romine may be on the trading block before the 2014 season gets underway. The team is using newly-signed C Brian McCann in the No. 1 spot and will have C Francisco Cervelli as backup, barring injury.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:10:29 -0800
New York Yankees C Brian McCann's five-year, $85 million deal includes a $15 million vesting option for a sixth season and a no-trade clause.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:33:11 -0800
Updating previous items, New York Yankees C Brian McCann will earn $17 million per season from 2014-2018. His 2019 option will vest if he totals 1,000 plate appearances combined in 2017 and 2018, catches 90 games in 2018 and is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2018 season. Should his option vest, McCann has the right to void it and hit the open market.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:30:52 -0800
The New York Yankees officially signed C Brian McCann.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:12:47 -0800
The Colorado Rockies made a late push to try to sign C Brian McCann, but he agreed to terms with the New York Yankees.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:47:08 -0800
The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with C Brian McCann (Braves) on a five-year, $85 million deal, accompanied by a vesting option for a sixth season that could make it six years, $100 million.
Fantasy Tip: Though questions linger about the long-term viability of McCann's plate discipline and right shoulder, this signing does wonders for his and the Bombers' lineup potential, especially with the short porch in Yankee Stadium's right field. Heading into his age-30 season, McCann, who missed the first month of 2013 and struggled down the stretch, will land among the first 10 or so catchers drafted in mixed fantasy leagues.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:50:04 -0800
The Boston Red Sox have engaged in talks with free-agent C Brian McCann (Braves). The team is still in the catcher market after missing out on Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz. The Red Sox were reluctant to go longer than two years on their offer to Ruiz.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:42:16 -0800
The Boston Red Sox made a two-year offer to free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox) Wednesday, Nov. 13, but there's no word on whether the two sides are close to an agreement. The BoSox are also talking with free-agent Cs Brian McCann (Braves), Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) and A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers). The offer is believed to be less than $10 million a year, and Salty is thought to be looking for at least a three-year deal.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:28:16 -0800
A source said the Texas Rangers are going hard after free-agent C Brian McCann (Braves).