Brian McCann has been battling a sore shoulder for weeks now and was held out of the lineup on Saturday for the second straight game. McCann is not happy about sitting, claiming that he is capable and healthy enough to play and do what's necessary to help the Braves win. Manager Fredi Gonzalez disagrees, and he's the one who gets the final say.
McCann is not happy about not being in today's lineup. He says his shoulder feels good enough for him to play.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 18, 2012
Then came this tidbit out of Atlanta. According to a couple of test results, McCann might need offseason shoulder surgery to fix things up a bit.
McCann said the MRI he had "a while ago" showed the frayed labrum and cyst, and that after season he'll see if surgery is necessary.— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) August 18, 2012
This will definitely be a few things to watch for not only in this weekend's series with the Dodgers, but also in the coming months if Mac continues to be bothered by his shoulder.
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