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Atlanta Braves Recall Catcher J.C. Boscan From Gwinnett; Brian McCann Not In Starting Lineup

The Atlanta Braves have called up veteran catcher J.C. Boscan up from Triple-A. The news came as a bit of a surprise initially as most felt it he was replacing the injured Andrelton Simmons, but with news coming that Brian McCann was not starting Friday's game, it appears he'll be there to back up David Ross.

McCann has reportedly been placed on the bereavement list for paternity leave. No word on who will replace Simmons on the roster moving forward.

It appears unlikely the Braves will bring Tyler Pastornicky back up to the club after his struggles earlier in the season, and most are pointing to utility man Josh Wilson as the likely pick. A trade could also be made.

More to come shortly.

Michael Bourn - CF
Martin Prado - LF
Jason Heyward - RF
Chipper Jones - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B
Dan Uggla - 2B
David Ross - C
Jack Wilson - SS
Tim Hudson - P

First pitch from Turner Field is scheduled for 7:35 this evening.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.