Yankees place catcher Brian McCann on concussion DL

By Leighton Schneider ,

The New York Yankees have placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

According to CBS Sports McCann was injured during the sixth inning of the Yankees game on Friday night against the Indians.

After the game a neurologist ruled that McCann had a mild concussion, according to The Sports Network.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told ESPN New York that McCann thought he jammed his jaw after he got hit by a foul ball.

“Then talking to him later when he came in in the sixth, he felt he was a little foggy.”

Girardi made the decision to take McCann out of the game after McCann said he wanted to keep playing.

When players are placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, the player has 14 days to return before being placed on the regular 15-day disabled list, according to MLB.com.

The Yankees recalled Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Francisco Cervelli started the Yankees game on Saturday.

This season, McCann is batting .238 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs in his first season with the Yankees after signing a five-year, $85 million deal this off season, as we previously reported.



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