McCann misses third straight start with quad injury

Brian McCann missed his third straight game Saturday with a strained right quadriceps.

Braves manager Bobby Cox said the catcher was “80 to 90 percent” and was held out of the lineup again as a precaution.

McCann did agility work in the outfield hours before the start of Saturday’s game.

“There is no sense pushing it,” said McCann, who described himself as day-to-day. “It’s getting better.”

McCann felt a “tweak” running between first and second on a fly out during Wednesday’s game against Florida.

David Ross started his third straight game behind the plate. He went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in Friday’s win over the Pirates. Before Saturday, Ross was batting .316 (12-for-38) with 11 RBIs and seven walks in 11 starts as a catcher this season.

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Bruce

May 29th, 2010
6:13 pm

onebraveyellerjacket

May 29th, 2010
6:15 pm

first? go bravos either way

onebraveyellerjacket

May 29th, 2010
6:17 pm

oh well…here’s hoping brian gets back in there soon. very nice job from ross filling in. nice to have a backup catcher not named corky.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

May 29th, 2010
6:24 pm

Get well soon, BMac!! Ross is goos and everything, but we need you back to normal. :)

Gutfeld

May 29th, 2010
6:39 pm

It’s great to have a backup catcher as solid as David Ross, both offensively and defensively. Off the top of my head, I’d say he’s the best backup catcher the Braves have had in the past 15-20 years.

Idot

May 29th, 2010
6:48 pm

Ross is doing well, so I hope McCann is honest with Cox, and will wait until he is completely healed, before he tries to play again.

AdirondackDave

May 29th, 2010
6:50 pm

Gutfield — You bet. Ross is maybe the best #2 in baseball. I’m sure the Braves could get a good return for him if they wanted to deal. That’s not going to happen though… at least it shouldn’t.

AdirondackDave

May 29th, 2010
6:52 pm

In fact, you could make a very good case for platooning Mac and Ross, keeping them both healthier and stronger for August and September. Sorry, McFann, no offense intended.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

May 29th, 2010
7:03 pm

AdirondackDave

Eh, no offense taken.

Doesn’t mean I agree, though, ;)

Brave4life

May 29th, 2010
7:14 pm

wow another blown call by the ump

dick

May 29th, 2010
7:55 pm

I say make Ross everyday catcher and move Brian to first base and move Claus to , well he doesn’t matter he will strike out

Just Pay With Chickens

May 29th, 2010
7:58 pm

Brian McCann is a fatty and needs to start getting serious about fitness now. He is too young to be so slow defensively and now he’s outta shape and caught Chipper Disease. And it’s not like he doesn’t get regular rest even though he’s young.

Resign or Re-sign?

May 29th, 2010
9:51 pm

McFann:

Didn’t you see that comment by JPWC?

Also, Eddie Perez was a good back-up catcher for several years for the Braves! Agree that Ross has performed, and we should give Wren and Bobby credit for signing him.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

May 29th, 2010
9:58 pm

Resign or Re-sign?

Yeah, I saw it. It was ridiculous, I wasn’t gonna dignify it with a response. :P

Season Ripening

May 29th, 2010
10:20 pm

Don’t miss McCann at all — he’s getting pretty lazy at the plate. And while we’re at it — SOMEBODY get Infante back in for Escobar. You can pay Escobar to play, you can pay him to sit. Would rather see him sit WITH the money than on the field, when we need Infante’s bat.

Peter Moylan

May 30th, 2010
2:12 am

Mccann can sit out Sunday. Rossy is the best back-up catcher in the league. I wish that Bobby would catch him in the interleague games and let Mccann DH. I bet he puts the old man at DH.

BobtheBlogger

May 30th, 2010
10:18 am

Ross, Infante and Hinske make up as good of a bench as I can remember. Of course, Hinske has pretty much worked in way into a platoon role. It’s surprising that some team didn’t snap up Ross to be their starting catcher.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

May 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

Season Ripening–

Lazy? What shoe did you scrape that nonsense off of?

Tallcarl

May 30th, 2010
12:44 pm

Do not trade out our bench for any reason, please. Dick, wake up pay attention to the real world. Did you look at the post about Glause as he is carrying his weight and a little more. Go Braves

Tallcarl

May 30th, 2010
12:48 pm

Please trade Escobar for a good minor league prospect. I have lost faith in him ever batting above the Mendoza line. Just saying, as everyone is ignoring to elephant in the corner.

Peter Moylan

May 30th, 2010
4:48 pm

One game and Escobar is over the Mendoza line. I guarantee he ends up hitting well over .250 for the season. The one you need to worry about is Mcclouth. He has been in a multi-year slump.

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