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Braves Look To Replace McCann

July 29, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

The Braves will be without Brian McCann for a little while.

Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves looks a little like Bat Boy.

Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves looks a little like Bat Boy.

From ESPN

Somewhat lost in the unsatisfying way the Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates game endedearly Wednesday morning was the fact the best catcher in baseball — certainly he’s No. 1 in fantasy by a healthy margin this season — was forced to leave early with a strained left oblique. Brian McCann is pretty good, folks; he leads all catcher-eligible players in home runs and is second in RBIs and batting average to Victor Martinez!

I’m no doctor, but a strained oblique is obviously a big deal for anyone attempting to hit a baseball, and it’s a hindrance to playing catcher as well, but the Braves believe this is a short-term injury, one that shouldn’t cost McCann more than three weeks of playing time. Of course, there’s always a chance the problem lingers.

Original Photos Yahoo, magazine-agent

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