11:31 pm July 26, 2011, by Chris Vivlamore
Braves catcher Brian McCann left Tuesday’s game against the Pirates with a strained left oblique. He will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.
The Braves said they will announce the corresponding roster move on Wednesday. Following the game, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expected J.C. Boscan to be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett.
“Hopefully it is not a bad oblique,” Gonzalez said. “There are different grades of it and hopefully we can get him back in 15-20 days. That’s a big bat out of the lineup.”
Gonzalez said David Ross, who caught nine innings of the 19-inning contest that began Tuesday, will catch Wednesday’s game against the Pirates.
McCann was injured on a throw to second base on a steal attempt in the 10th inning. The throw sailed into center field. After calling trainers out, McCann tried one throw back to the pitcher but quickly motioned that he could not continue. Ross entered the game.
Boscan is hitting .194 in 53 games with the G-Braves this season. He has six doubles and eight RBIs.
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