Brian McCann will undergo MRI on foot Thursday

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It sure sounds like the Yankees are going to be without Brian McCann for an extended period¬†…

MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that McCann had to be removed from Wednesday afternoon’s 3-1 victory in Seattle after experiencing renewed soreness in his right foot. The foot has been giving him trouble for a couple of weeks, and McCann acknowledged after the game Wednesday that it especially gives him fits when he squats to catch. Which is, you know, a big problem for a guy who plays catcher.

McCann will undergo an MRI on Thursday back in New York City to determine if there’s structural damage in his right foot. John Ryan Murphy took over behind the plate on Wednesday. Gary Sanchez or Austin Romine could be on the way up from the minors ahead of Friday’s series opener against the Angels.

McCann, 31, is batting .248/.315/.452 with eight homers and 33 RBI in 45 games this season.

He is in the second year of a five-year, $85 million free agent agreement with the Yankees.