Bad news for the Astros as catcher Brian McCann is headed back to the DL with another knee issue. It was first reported as a 10 day DL stint but Ken Rosenthal now reports McCann will undergo surgery and miss 4-6 weeks. Max Stassi will take over the starting role with Tim Federowicz serving as the backup.
#Astros catcher Brian McCann will undergo surgery on right knee, sources tell The Athletic. Placed on DL today with right-knee issue for third time since Aug. 14. Expected to miss at least 4 to 6 weeks. HOU high on Stassi, who will become regular. Federowicz recalled as backup.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 3, 2018