On Friday night, Brian McCann took a foul ball right to the front of his facemask from the bat of Mike Aviles, many of which compared it to getting punched right in the face and sent New York Yankees trainer Steve Donahue and manager Joe Girardi to check on McCann.
McCann eventually came out of the game and was replaced by Francisco Cervelli and not only was McCann held out of the lineup on Saturday against the Cleveland Indians, the team announced that they placed McCann on the seven-day disabled list for concussions.
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The Yankees have recalled Austin Romine from Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre and will be the backup for the time being to Cervelli, who will start for the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
In 103 games this season, McCann was hitting .238 with 13 home runs and 49 RBI. The Yankees can only hope McCann is just on the DL for the required seven days and he returns to the team, as the Yankees are trying to climb up the American League playoff race.
McCann is in the first year of a five-year, $85 million deal that he signed back in November and while he's had his ups and downs in his first season in the Bronx, McCann is still providing power in the lineup, thus why the team needs him going forward for the rest of the season.
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