Yankees place McCann onto concussion DL

NEW YORK — The Yankees placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion DL Saturday morning after a neurologist reviewed his symptoms.

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AP Photo/Kathy WillensYankees catcher Brian McCann, who took a foul ball off his mask during Friday’s game, was placed on the concussion DL.

During Friday’s sixth inning, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had Francisco Cervelli pinch-hit for McCann, as was feeling the effects of a Mike Aviles’ third-inning foul ball off his mask.

“He talked about his jaw,” Girardi said Friday, referring to the moments after the foul ball. “He thought his jaw got jammed. Then talking to him later when he came in in the sixth, he felt he was a little foggy.”

To replace McCann on the roster, the Yankees called up Austin Romine. Cervelli started on Saturday at catcher against the Cleveland Indians.

McCann is hitting .238 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs this season.

On Friday, when McCann did not want to come out, Girardi said he took the decision out of his hands.

“I said, ‘You’re out,'” Girardi said.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »


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