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JAMES MCCANN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Notes: McCann says Verlander pitching like 'completely different guy'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has not pitched in a game yet, but the early reviews have all been positive. Tigers catcher James McCann, who caught Verlander Thursday, is the latest. "He looked really good," McCann said. "Very live arm, ball was coming out really good, all four of his pitches." McCann does have a frame of reference for comparison's sake. Last year he caught...
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Notes: McCann makes first start; Avila feeling better

DETROIT -- The day many Tigers fans have clamored for has arrived.  Rookie James McCann starts at catcher Saturday, which he found out Friday night. "Definitely nerve-wracking, but at the same time, we're on a short turnaround so I haven't had too much time to think about it," McCann said Saturday morning. "I am just trying to treat it like another game. After all it's still baseball...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

McCann, Moya among those likely to join Tigers when rosters expand

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Detroit Tigers very likely will call up six minor leaguers when rosters are allowed to expand on Sept. 1. Four of them should be current Toledo Mud Hens who have been up with the Tigers in 2013 or 2014: middle infielder Hernan Perez, outfielder Tyler Collins, right-handed reliever Justin Miller and one of two other right-handed relievers, Melvin Mercedes or Evan...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers catching prospect McCann getting close at Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Detroit Tigers catching prospect James McCann is getting close to completing his minor league apprenticeship. McCann, a second-round pick three years ago out of the University of Arkansas, is batting .309 with 46 RBI for Toledo. And he's been solid defensively, too. McCann calls a good game and is second in the International League with 35 thrown out attempting to...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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