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Orioles' James McCann: In line for backup duties
McCann is 2-for-14 over his first five Grapefruit League games.
The Orioles look set to run it back with Adley Rutschman and McCann as their big-league catchers. McCann got into 70 games last season, hitting .222 with six home runs, 26 RBI, 25 runs scored and three stolen bases over 226 plate appearances. Playing behind a young star like Rutschman means McCann is unlikely to see significant work aside from Rutschman's off days behind the dish and McCann's occasional DH duty.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Added to lineup Friday
McCann was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Adley Rutschman has been scratched due to an illness, so McCann will now start behind the plate and bat eighth versus the Red Sox and right-hander Nick Pivetta. Ryan O'Hearn is serving as the Orioles' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Goes deep twice in slugfest
McCann went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Saturday's 13-12 victory over the Red Sox.
McCann busted out of his 1-for-19 slump in a big way, blasting a two-run homer in the fourth inning and adding a solo shot in the sixth. Since the All-Star break, the 33-year-old catcher has been in the lineup nearly every other day, batting .267 with three home runs, 18 RBI, 14 runs, and two steals in 28 second-half games (86 at-bats).... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Back in lineup Friday
McCann (hand) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.
McCann will start at catcher and bat sixth after missing a couple of games due to a bruised left hand. He was slashing .464/.515/.714 through 33 plate appearances in August prior to that minor injury and has a favorable matchup Friday versus Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Remains out Thursday
McCann (hand) isn't in the Orioles' lineup Thursday against Toronto, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
McCann took a 98-mph fastball to his left hand during Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays, and he ended up sitting out Wednesday's game as well. Luckily, McCann said his hand is feeling much better, and he could potentially come off the bench Thursday if need be, per Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Dealing with bruised left hand
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that McCann is day-to-day with a bruised left hand, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
McCann was struck in the hand by a 98-mph fastball during the Orioles' loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday, though he finished out the entire 10-inning game behind the plate. He's not playing Wednesday but should be able to avoid the injured list and remain active as the backup to star catcher Adley Rutschman.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Homer, three RBI in win
McCann went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 7-2 extra-inning win over the Athletics.
McCann popped a go-ahead solo shot in the fourth inning and added a two-run single to cap off the Orioles' rally in the 10th. The veteran has made the most of his chances in August, going 12-for-25 (.480) with a homer and 11 RBI this month. He's at a .243/.283/.405 slash line with four homers, 21 RBI, 19 runs scored and three stolen bases through 162 plate appearances on the year.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Drives in five against former club
McCann went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored, five RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 10-3 win over the Mets.
Facing the team that traded him this winter, McCann came through with his best performance of the season. He opened the scoring in the fourth inning with a two-run single, before adding a two-run double in the sixth and a final RBI single in the seventh as the Orioles pulled away. The veteran catcher had a tough first few months with Baltimore, but since returning from an ankle injury in early July he's batting .270 (10-for-37) with five doubles, five runs, eight RBI and a surprising two steals in 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Picks up rare steal
McCann went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Yankees.
McCann's modest five-game hitting streak came to an end, but he made the most of his one trip on base after getting plunked. The steal was his second of the season, putting him one theft shy of matching his total from last year. The backup catcher has a .195/.231/.333 slash line with three home runs, 10 RBI, 12 runs scored and eight doubles over 41 contests. He's likely to remain limited with Adley Rutschman securing most of the playing time behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Activated from injured list
McCann was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
McCann has been idle since mid-June with a sprained left ankle but is ready to roll following a short rehab assignment. He'll get the occasional start against left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Nearing return to O's
McCann (ankle) said Friday that he expects to be activated from the injured list early next week, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
McCann resumed baseball activities this past Monday and looks poised to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment sometime this weekend. The veteran backup catcher has been sidelined since June 17 due to a left ankle sprain. Anthony Bemboom will likely lose his spot on the Orioles' major-league roster whenever McCann is ready.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Doing baseball activities
McCann (ankle) resumed baseball activities Monday, Danielle Allentuck of TheBaltimoreBanner.com reports.
On the injured list since June 17 because of a left ankle sprain, McCann appears on track to return to the Orioles sometime in early July. Anthony Bemboom is currently serving as Adley Rutschman's backup behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Placed on IL due to ankle sprain
Baltimore placed McCann on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left ankle sprain.
McCann was considered day-to-day with the ankle injury he suffered while sliding into first base, but the Orioles will have the backstop out for at least 10 days instead of playing shorthanded. Jose Godoy had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk in the corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Dealing with twisted ankle
McCann is day-to-day after being diagnosed with a twisted ankle Saturday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
McCann started behind the plate but exited after suffering the injury while sliding into first base. The injury doesn't appear to be particularly serious, but it's possible the Orioles temporarily bring up an extra catcher to provide cover for Adley Rutschman until McCann is good to go.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Pops third homer
McCann went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a walk and two total runs scored in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Giants.
McCann has seen little playing time as backup to Adley Rutschman this year. In that limited action, McCann has struggled to make an impact, though this is the third time in his last four games he's knocked an extra-base hit. The veteran catcher is slashing just .195/.244/.364 with three homers, six RBI, nine runs scored and a stolen base over 82 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Picks up first steal
McCann went 0-for-3 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 13-10 win over the Royals.
Following the trade that sent Luis Torrens to the Orioles, it appears more possible for McCann and Adley Rutschman to co-exist in the lineup between catcher and designated hitter. McCann has been in the lineup in four of the last six games, twice as the DH and twice as the catcher. He's slashing .225/.262/.400 with two home runs, one steal, five RBI, six runs scored and a double over 42 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Supplies three hits in win
McCann went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Royals.
McCann collected his first three-hit effort in just his 11th game of the season. He singled home a run in the fourth and would eventually score. The 33-year-old got another base hit in the fifth and in the eighth, raising his slash line to .250/.250/.444 with two homers, five RBI, five runs and a 0:5 BB:K over 36 plate appearances. McCann primarily operates as Adley Rutschman's backup but manager Brandon Hyde has gotten his bat in the lineup as a DH at times, as he did Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Clubs second homer
McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during a 7-4 loss to the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
The veteran catcher took Eduardo Rodriguez deep in the second inning, but the O's were already in a 3-0 hole at that point. McCann's playing time has picked up lately, as he's begun to see some at-bats at DH in addition to giving Adley Rutschman occasional breathers behind the plate, and while he's still batting only .194 (6-for-31) on the season after Saturday's twin bill, three of his six hits -- a double and two homers -- have gone for extra bases.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Returns to bench Tuesday
McCann is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
McCann is back on the bench after he had been included in the lineup each of the past three days, making two starts at catcher and one as a designated hitter. The Orioles' lack of an everyday DH means that manager Brandon Hyde will likely continue to rotate several players at that spot, including No. 1 catcher Adley Rutschman. As such, McCann could continue to play more than most No. 2 catchers around the league, though he's still unlikely to see enough playing time to warrant attention outside of AL-only leagues.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' James McCann: Pops first homer
McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's victory over the Tigers.
McCann piled on with a solo shot in the fourth inning off Joey Wentz. McCann got the start behind the plate as Adley Rutschman slotted in as the designated hitter. McCann had a miserable .195 batting average last season and hasn't gotten off to a good start in 2023 either, as he's hitting .167 over 18 at-bats in his first season with the Orioles.... See More ... See Less
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