The Astros placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list, the team announced on Sunday. The move is retroactive to Saturday, when McCann was officially diagnosed with a concussion after self-reporting symptoms to manager A.J. Hinch. According to MLB.com’s Christian Boutwell, the 33-year-old backstop likely sustained the injury following a foul tip to the facemask last Sunday.
McCann played through another two games last week before disclosing his symptoms to Hinch on Saturday. He’s batting .269/.365/.454 with six home runs and an .819 OPS through 126 PA this season. The Astros recalled 27-year-old catcher Juan Cedeno from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, who will occupy McCann’s roster space during his DL stint and likely see some playing time behind Evan Gattis.
A day after throwing an immaculate inning — getting through an inning on three consecutive strikeouts with nine pitches — against the Mariners, Dodgers reliever Zac Rosscup was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain. The move made room on the 25-man roster for Kenley Jansen, who is back after missing some time due to an irregular heartbeat.
Rosscup pitched the ninth inning of Sunday’s 12-1 win over the Mariners. He struck out Kyle Seager, Ryon Healy, and Cameron Maybin on three pitches each. Rosscup is the fourth pitcher to throw an immaculate inning this season, joining Kevin Gausman, Max Scherzer, and German Marquez. 2018’s four immaculate innings is still far behind 2017’s record of eight.
Rosscup has pitched only 6 2/3 innings in the majors this year. He has yielded five runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. He missed a significant amount of time earlier this season due to a blister on his left middle finger.