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.”
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.