James McCann#34, C, Detroit
- June 13, 1990
- Birth Place:
- Santa Barbara, California
- 2011 2ⁿᵈ round by the Detroit Tigers
— Player Notes
Advice: Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been swinging an extremely hot bat in his absence, but McCann is the club's starting catcher and will return to handle the bulk of the work behind the dish in Detroit.
More: Chris Iott on TwitterSat, Apr 30 Rotoworld
Advice: McCann served as the Mud Hens' designated hitter, but he should be catching in a couple days and he could return to the Tigers' active roster this weekend. The 25-year-old has been out since April 12 with a sprained ankle.Rotoworld
Advice: McCann is expected to DH on Tuesday but he should be back behind the plate in a few days. The 25-year-old will likely be activated later this week. Jarrod Saltalmacchia has fared reasonably well in his absence, hitting four home runs over his last nine games.
More: Jason Beck on TwitterTue, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Advice: McCann, who is coming back from a Grade 2 sprain of his right ankle, ran the bases again on Monday. Assuming he feels good on Tuesday, he could serve as a DH for the start of a brief minor league rehab assignment. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will continue to get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate until he's ready.
More: Jason Beck on TwitterMon, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Advice: He also caught a bullpen session on Saturday. McCann won't return from the disabled list when first eligible on Tuesday, but he'll begin a four-game rehab assignment soon.
More: Jason Beck on TwitterSun, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Advice: McCann has caught pitches thrown by a pitching machine, thrown long toss from a squatting position and taken soft toss in the batting cage. He's eligible for activation on Tuesday, but the catcher still has some steps to go through before it's known whether returning that day is possible. "I have to get to the point where I can run," he said. "I haven’t run full speed by any means. I am just slowly getting back into baseball activity." Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that McCann could avoid a rehab assignment if he winds up missing only around 15 days of action.
More: Detroit NewsFri, Apr 22 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Minnesota
|Career vs. MIN||13||38||3||13||3||1||1||7||1||8||0||0||.342||.359||.553||.912|
|Away (this year)||1||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Day (this year)||3||10||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||3||0||0||.200||.200||.200||.400|
|Last game vs. MIN||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250||.250||.250||.500|
|Career vs. Ricky Nolasco||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Apr 11||PIT||L 4-7||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.133||.133||.133||.267|
|Apr 9||NYY||L 4-8||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||.154||.154||.154||.308|
|Apr 8||NYY||W 4-0||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.111||.111||.111||.222|
|Apr 5||@MIA||W 8-7||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|