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Brian McCann will 'never be comfortable' playing in New York says Terry Pendleton of Braves

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    Brian McCann has gotten off to a rough start with the New York Yankees, and Terry Pendleton isn't surprised.

    Pendleton, who spent six seasons as McCann's hitting coach with the Atlanta Braves, said during an interview with the New York Post that the star catcher will "never be comfortable" playing in New York.

    "New York is not Brian," Pendleton told the Post before Atlanta's game Monday against the New York Mets. "That's my opinion. I knew if he chose New York, there would be more than he expected or knew about. He'll never be comfortable with that."

    McCann signed a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees this past offseason after spending his first nine seasons with the Braves. The 30-year-old is batting just .230 -- 44 points below his career average -- with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs in 79 games this year.

    Pendleton told the Post that he believes the move from Atlanta to New York has been rough on McCann, an Athens, Georgia, native. Pendleton also cited the lucrative contract as one of the reasons for McCann's prolonged slump.

    Source: ESPN