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Yankees place Brian McCann on 7-day concussion DL

The New York Yankees have placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion list less than a day after he was hit in the facemask by a foul ball.

New York also releases 2B Brian Roberts

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann was hit in the face by a foul ball on Friday night. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion list less than a day after he was hit in the facemask by a foul ball.

McCann was hurt in the third inning Friday night against Cleveland but remained in the game until he was pinch hit for in the sixth. Manager Joe Girardi said McCann was feeling cloudy.

McCann was examined by a neurologist Saturday morning and placed on the DL. He will have to pass Major League Baseball's concussion protocol before being activated.

Austin Romine was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill in for McCann.

The Yankees also gave second baseman Brian Roberts his unconditional release. Roberts was hitting .237 with five homers and 21 RBIs when he was cut on Aug. 1 to make room for infielder Stephen Drew.

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