Brian McCann Injury: Braves Catcher Out With Hamstring Tendinitis

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 08: Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves approaches home after hiting a solo home run in the seventh inning of the game to take the lead against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves won 4-3. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will miss the next few days with hamstring tendinitis.

Brian McCann can't catch a break. First, it was a cyst and frayed labrum in the Braves catcher's shoulder. Now, it's tendinitis in McCann's hamstring, near his right knee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Carroll Rogers says.

McCann played just two innings in Saturday's 5-4 Braves win and grounded out before being pulled in favor of David Ross.

"I tweaked it on the road trip a little bit, but it didn't affect me to do anything," McCann said. "Then today I was having a really hard time squatting."

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said McCann would take Sunday's game off and could possibly return to action as early as Monday or Tuesday, according to Rogers.

The 28-year-old McCann is on pace for the worst statistical season of his career. Through 112 games and 454 plate appearances, he's hitting just .230 (career: .280) with an on-base percentage of .300 (career: .351). McCann does have 20 home runs on the season, but the shoulder injury derailed his season before the stretch run.

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