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Yankees catcher Brian McCann expected to return Saturday

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Brian McCann is expected to return from the seven-day concussion disabled list when he is eligible Saturday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch

McCann was placed on the DL after taking a foul tip off his mask in last Friday night's game. Francisco Cervelli has replaced McCann behind the plate.

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McCann signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees before this season. He is batting .238 with a .384 slugging percentage. 

The Yankees have lost three straight games with McCann out of the lineup. They sit 7 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East and 5 1/2 games back of the Seattle Mariners for the second wild card spot.

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On Thursday's SI Now, our Sports Illustrated baseball panel discusses the status of the Yankees roster and if they will comeback in time for the postseason.

- Dan Gartland

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