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Brian McCann to undergo shoulder surgery, could miss 5 months

The Atlanta Braves catcher believes he could miss several months due to shoulder surgery, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Brian McCann, who missed the Braves' 6-3 wild card loss against the St. Louis Cardinals due to injury, has told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he believes he needs shoulder surgery, per a tweet from Atlanta beat writer David O'Brien.

If he does indeed undergo surgery, it is reported that he could miss anywhere from two to five months in recovery.

McCann, who has been plagued with knee and shoulder injuries for much of the season, was slumping significantly toward the end of the season and posted a career low for batting average.

Starting for McCann against St. Louis was David Ross, who went 3-4 against the Cardinals with a home run and two runs batted in. In Ross' five career appearances prior to the 2012 postseason, he was yet to record a base hit.

McCann caught for 121 games this year, and batted for a .230 average with 20 home runs and 67 runs batted in.

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