Brian McCann injury update: Braves catcher scheduled for surgery Tuesday

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Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will have surgery on his right shoulder at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will have surgery on Tuesday to repair his injured right shoulder. The six-time All-Star dealt with the injury for much the season. The timetable for his recovery won't be determined until after the surgery is complete, but McCann has been quoted saying that it could take four to five months to recover.

Having surgery doesn't just impact McCann's spring training status, but it could also determine whether or not the catcher returns to the team next season, having a club option for 2013.

McCann is coming off the worst season of his career. His stat line was .230 / .300 / .399, and 2012 is the first out of his seven complete seasons that McCann missed an All-Star game.

In addition to problems with his shoulder, McCann also dealt with tendinitis in his knee, but that didn't seem to affect him much defensively. McCann's surgery is schedule for 2:30 p.m. Braves orthopedic surgeon Dr. Xavier Duralde will perform the surgery, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

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