Yankees’ McCann makes first career start at first

Former Braves catcher Brian McCann played first base and batted cleanup Wednesday night for the Yankees against the Cardinals.

New York beat St. Louis 7-4. McCann went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.

It was McCann’s first career start at first base. He replaced another former Braves player, Mark Teixeira, who was out of the lineup for the third straight game because of soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.

“I felt pretty good over there,” McCann said. “With each pitch I was glad balls weren’t hit to me, but I’ll get more reps in practice just in case Tex needs a couple days and I can fill in there.”

Kelly Johnson is hitting just .207 with 4 homers and 13 RBIs.

Kelly Johnson is hitting just .207 with 4 homers and 13 RBIs.

A third former Brave, Kelly Johnson, played first base in the previous two games. Johnson started at third base Wednesday night and went 2-for-4.

Brian McCann is hitting .225 in his first season in New York, with 7 homers and 23 RBIs.

Brian McCann is hitting .225 in his first season in New York, with 7 homers and 23 RBIs.

2 comments Add your comment

corndawg

May 28th, 2014
8:28 pm

Come on Mac you can hit better than that.. Give’um hell!

Julio's Franco

May 29th, 2014
1:03 am

Need another former Brave at first base in the Bronx? Try the 55-year-old Dominican with the heavy lumber.