Miami – Brian McCann was out of the lineup Thursday night against the Marlins after straining his right quadriceps muscle running the bases the night before. But the Braves catcher and cleanup hitter thought he might only have to miss one day.
He said he was available to pinch hit Thursday in the series finale against the Marlins.
“I don’t think it’s going to be anything other than today,” McCann said Thursday afternoon before going to do some light jogging, then hitting in the indoor batting cage.
Manager Bobby Cox might choose to give McCann a little longer, as he often does, saying “maybe” when it was suggested McCann might only miss one game.
McCann injured his quadriceps running between first and second base on Yunel Escobar’s fly out in the fourth inning Wednesday night. He thinks he caught it before a “tweak” turned into a “pull.” He stayed in the game until coming out for a pinch runner in the seventh.
“I’m almost lucky that I didn’t have to air it out (on Escobar’s