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Brian McCann Injury: Braves Catcher To Miss 'A Day Or Two'

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is still recovering from tendinitis in his right knee and will likely need at least 24 more hours to recover from the injury, which flared up against on Saturday, before he can return to the Braves' lineup.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that McCann tweaked the knee on the Braves' recent road trip and felt it again on Saturday when he went into the bullpen to warm up starter Tommy Hanson.

Although McCann started the game, he was pulled in the third inning after the knee never loosened, according to the report.

The Braves open a three-game set on the road against the Miami Marlins on Monday and McCann is expected to miss at least the opener, when Tim Hudson is set to take the mound. The Braves have yet to announce their probable starter for Tuesday's meeting with the Marlins.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said McCann could be used in roles other than catcher before he is completely healed.

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