Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.
Brian McCann missed Friday night’s game for the birth of his first child, a son Colt Michael, who was born at 2:03 p.m. Friday at seven pounds, one ounce, according to McCann’s father Howie McCann.
Brian’s wife Ashley was admitted to the hospital and induced on Thursday night. The original due date was July 21, but baby and mother are healthy and all went well with the delivery, Howie McCann said.
McCann can be away from the team for up to three days for paternity leave, but his father said he plans to return to the lineup on Saturday.
The Braves re-called catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Gwinnett to take McCann’s roster spot.
- Chris Vivlamore and Carroll Rogers