TAMPA, FL- MARCH 05: Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees in action during the game against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 5, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
In yesterday’s game against the Phillies, Catcher Brian McCann was hit by a CC Sabathia pitch, giving McCann an early exit. The ball first hit Philles’ first baseman Ryan Howard before deflecting onto McCann’s knee. It does not appear serious, as the 32 year old was diagnosed with a knee bruise. He was taken out as a precautionary measure because it’s only spring training.
Had it been the regular season, McCann would have likely stayed in the game. Being a catcher, knee issues always worry fans, but thankfully this does not appear too serious. According to manager Joe Girardi, he’ll be evaluated again on Tuesday to see where he’s at. So far this spring, McCann has hit .333 with two RBIs.