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Atlanta Braves not in Contract Talks with Brian McCann, Will Probably Wait Until Offseason
February 17th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
As we reported previously, Brian McCann is not currently worried about getting a contract extension. It seems the Atlanta Braves are not worried either. ***PHOTO1*** In fact, the Braves and McCann have yet to being any kind of negotiation for a contract extension, Dave O'Brien reports. McCann is entering the final year of...

Brian McCann not Concerned with Contract Status
February 15th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
The Atlanta Braves have Brian McCann under contract through the rest of this year with a team option for 2013, but McCann is not concerning himself with what lies beyond, Dave O'Brien tweeted today. ***PHOTO1*** With the production McCann has provided since his debut in 2005, one figures the Braves will exercise...

Atlanta Braves Could Face Contract Woes with Brian McCann
December 4th, 2011 at 12:09 AM
With trade rumors surrounding Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves face a more important issue in the not so distant future: whether or not to keep catch Brian McCann around for the long haul. McCann, a six-time all star, is signed through the 2012 season and will make $11.5...

Three Atlanta Braves Recognized in Inaugural MLB.com Awards
November 8th, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Even with the bitter taste of their September collapse still in their mouth, three Atlanta Braves have been recognized in the inaugural MLB.com awards. Already having won awards for their 2011 seasons, Brian McCann and Craig Kimbrel were named the team's Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year,...

Brian McCann Wins Fifth Silver Slugger
November 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Even though he had one of the worst months of his career and played on a team that blew an enormous lead to miss the playoffs, Brian McCann is now the first Atlanta Braves player to take home five Silver Slugger awards. ***PHOTO1*** The Silver Slugger, the award given to the best...

Brain McCann, Craig Kimbrel Named to the Sporting News All-Star Team
October 28th, 2011 at 8:34 AM
The accolades keep coming for Craig Kimbrel, who was elected along with Brian McCann to the Sporting News National League All-Star team. ***PHOTO1*** Already having been named TSN's NL Rookie of the Year, Kimbrel earned the only spot for a reliever on the team with his Major League rookie record 46 saves and...

Brian McCann to Start Rehab Games Friday; Tommy Hanson Diagnosed with Tendinitis (Again)
August 10th, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is expected to start a rehab stint with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. The All-Star starter is expected to start either two or three games before being activated from the disabled list. McCann has been out since July 26 with a strained left oblique. He may be...

Atlanta Braves Pitching Helps Secure National League Win in All-Star Game, Prince Fielder’s Home Run The Difference
July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
In the only American All-Star contest that actually plays defense, it was the trio of Atlanta Braves pitchers that rode Prince Fielder's coattails to the National League's second straight All-Star Game victory. Jair Jurrjens, Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Chase Field to help secure...

Four Atlanta Braves Make All-Star Team
July 4th, 2011 at 4:38 PM
In the twilight of a career that is sure to be destined for Cooperstown, Chipper Jones has been selected to his seventh All-Star team. The 39-year-old third baseman was voted in by the players for the 82nd All-Star Game. ***PHOTO2*** "That means more than anything to have the respect of your peers and...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Leads All-Star Voting at Catcher
June 7th, 2011 at 7:19 AM
Last year’s National League starting catcher in the All-Star game is in a spot to start again. ***PHOTO1*** Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is currently leading NL catchers with 1,123,943 votes, according to Major League Baseball reports today. He has passed and is now currently 60,000 votes ahead of San Francisco Giants...