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Brian McCann Injury: Braves Catcher Gets Another Cortisone Shot

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann received a cortisone shot in his injured right shoulder on Saturday night. McCann has been playing through a frayed labrum and cyst, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said he hopes this latest shot helps McCann turn a corner.

"Hopefully this will get him over the hump," said Gonzalez, who said he will try to pick spots to rest McCann going forward. "I think he's a lot closer. His at-bats are good, but it's bothering him. It bites him."

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McCann also received a cortisone shot on Aug. 7. He's hitting .228/.300/.402 in 2012 with 18 home runs, 12 doubles and 58 RBI.

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