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Atlanta Braves Sign Catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Minor League Deal
December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves continue to add to their catching depth by signing journeyman Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league deal. The team expects him to serve as Gerald Laird's backup until Brian McCann returns from off-season shoulder surgery. McCann is slated to miss anywhere from the first two-weeks to a...

Atlanta Braves Close to Agreement with Catcher Gerald Laird
November 15th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
The Atlanta Braves didn't waste a lot of time finding their replacement for backup catcher David Ross.  According to Mark Bowman, the former Detroit Tiger, Gerald Laird, is close to signing with the Braves. The Tigers held the door open for a Laird return but they weren't prepared to offer him...

Atlanta Braves Lose Backup Catcher David Ross to Boston Red Sox
November 10th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
The Atlanta Braves will be searching for a new backup catcher. David Ross will sign a two-year deal, worth $6.2 million with the Boston Red Sox according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Ross was the backup to Braves catcher Brian McCann for the past four seasons.  This will be David Ross'...

Brian McCann Needs Six Months of Rehab
October 21st, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann saw his year of 2012 get even worse last week when he learned that his shoulder was injured worse than previously thought and that he will need six months to rehab his labrum, Dave O'Brien reports. Dr. Xavier Duralde operated on the posterior portion of the...

Brian McCann Has Surgery on Bothersome Right Shoulder
October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
After battling through a career-worst season, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann finally went under the knife in a procedure to repair the frayed labrum in his right shoulder on Tuesday. Braves.com reports that team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Xavier Duralde performed the surgery to the posterior portion of McCann's shoulder, putting McCann's...

David Ross to Start Over Brian McCann in National League Wild Card Game
October 4th, 2012 at 9:39 PM
  In what may be a sign of things to come for the Atlanta Braves, Fredi Gonzalez has selected David Ross to start in place of Brian McCann in the National League Wild Card game Friday evening against the St. Louis Cardinals. Gonzalez cited defense and holding runners as a primary reason for Ross getting...

Brian McCann Returns, Andrelton Simmons Out of Lineup with Sore Shoulder
September 18th, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Whenever the Atlanta Braves get someone back from an injury, they can't help but have someone else miss time with some kind of ailment. Brian McCann finally returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, but Andrelton Simmons was out of the starting lineup due to a sore shoulder. Simmons...

Atlanta Braves Expect Brian McCann to Return to Lineup Soon
September 16th, 2012 at 9:55 PM
Brian McCann will remain limited to pinch-hitting duties for the Atlanta Braves as he rests his tweaky right knee, braves.com reports. McCann said his knee, officially diagnosed as tendonitis on the inside part of his right knee, felt better before Sunday's game with the Washington Nationals but that playing defense would still be...

Brian McCann Exits Early with Hamstring Injury
September 15th, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Brian McCann only caught two innings for the Atlanta Braves in their game with the Washington Nationals on Saturday before leaving and being replaced by David Ross. McCann grounded out in his only atbat, and the club says he has hamstring tendonitis, Dave O'Brien reports. McCann is currently considered day-to-day.

Brian McCann Should Be in Lineup Tonight
September 5th, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has missed three straight games since getting a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder Saturday night, but ajc.com reports that he should return to action tonight against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. McCann, who has been diagnosed with a cyst and a frayed labrum...

Brian McCann’s Performance May Be Hurting Next Contract
August 29th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Brian McCann has obviously had a down year with the Atlanta Braves, and Ken Rosenthal thinks it may cost him financially. The Braves hold a $12 million club option on McCann for 2013, and he will be a free agent afterward. The sticky spot is obviously that McCann is hitting a...

Brian McCann not Pleased to Have Second Consecutive Night Off
August 18th, 2012 at 8:03 PM
It's not often that an Atlanta Braves player openly vents to the media about anything, but Brian McCann let everyone know that he wasn't happy with being out of the lineup again Saturday after having the night off on Friday, Dave O'Brien reports. McCann is hitting a career worst .229 with...

Brian McCann, Tyler Pastornicky Rejoin Atlanta Braves
July 14th, 2012 at 1:24 PM
In two roster moves, the Atlanta Braves brought back Brian McCann from paternity leave and Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett. The move also sent J.C. Boscan back to Gwinnett. McCann returns to the Braves from the birth of his first child on Friday, but Pastornicky was re-called to fill the roster spot...

Brian McCann Corrects Swing, Starts Raking
June 16th, 2012 at 7:33 PM
It took 10 months, but Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has finally corrected a mistake in his swing that was killing his production. McCann told ajc.com that the mistake was the result of coming back too soon from his oblique injury last season. McCann came back from the 15-day disabled list...

J.C. Boscan to Stay with Atlanta Braves Until David Ross is Healed
May 30th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday that the roster will stay as is until David Ross is 100 percent, meaning J.C. Boscan will stay with the big league club. Ross strained his groin on a check swing last Friday, which, combined with Brian McCann's case of flu, forced the Braves...

Atlanta Braves Place Chipper Jones on 15-Day Disabled List with Bruised Leg
May 26th, 2012 at 9:46 AM
After making only a pinch-hit appearance in the seven days since severely bruising his calf, the Atlanta Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after Friday's loss at the hands of the Washington Nationals. He also said that the...

David Ross Injury Forces Brian McCann to Play with Flu
May 25th, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Just turn Turner Field into an infirmary; the Atlanta Braves have another injury to deal with. David Ross was forced to exit Friday's game with the Washington Nationals with a leg injury, forcing Brian McCann to play with the flu. Ross appeared to injure his groin on a check swing on...

Injury Updates: Chipper Jones and Brian McCann’s Conditions Worsen, Jonny Venters Returns to Action
May 24th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
As the Cincinnati Reds completed a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, the Braves remain without a couple of their key cogs in the line-up. Chipper Jones, after taking a sharp ground ball directly to the ankle on Sunday, has missed the last four games. While he was...

Atlanta Braves Hoping for Swift Return of Chipper Jones, Brian McCann
May 24th, 2012 at 11:17 AM
The Atlanta Braves offense has scored only four runs in their past two games while missing both Brian McCann and Chipper Jones and have lost four of their five games since Jones went down with a calf injury last Friday. Both are making progress in their prospective returns that could...

Brian Mccann Swinging Well, but Shift is Killing Average
May 8th, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Brian McCann is still providing power in the middle of the Atlanta Braves lineup, but his .232 average after Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs has many scratching their heads. ***PHOTO1*** Hitting mainly cleanup for the Braves but also against an exaggerated infield shift, McCann has hit into all kinds of bad...