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Brian McCann Injury Update: Braves Catcher Day-To-Day With Rib Cage Strain

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has been listed as day-to-day by the club with a right ribcage strain. McCann suffered the injury on Friday night when he blocked a ball in effort to prevent a wild pitch. After taking his at bat in the fifth, McCann exited the game after experiencing discomfort swinging.

McCann called his leaving the game "just a precaution" and added, "I want to be sure it heals up."

But it isn't known how long that might take.

"We'll know more tomorrow," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "It's up high between the ribs. We've not really overly concerned. If it is with the oblique, it is a different story."

McCann hasn't got off to a quick start this year, hitting just .250/.300/.422 with three home runs and five runs batted in. Hopefully for the Braves, McCann heals quickly and is not affected by this injury going forward, otherwise a DL stint looks like a distinct possibility.

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