Brian McCann received another cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder Saturday night as he continues to try to play through what’s been diagnosed as a frayed labrum and cyst.
McCann sat out his second consecutive game Monday to give the shot time to take effect. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he could return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rockies, depending on how he feels.
McCann has his second shot in less than a month after receiving one in Philadelphia on Aug. 7.
“Hopefully this will get him over the hump,” said Gonzalez, who said he will try to pick spots to rest McCann going forward. “I think he’s a lot closer. His at-bats are good, but it’s bothering him. It bites him.”
McCann has hit only .171 (13-for-76) with no extra-base hits and two RBIs since Aug. 1.
Backup catcher David Ross has been nursing a sore side muscle since the Braves series last week in San Diego. He has told Gonzalez he can play through it. Now with the addition of J.C. Boscan to the roster, Gonzalez has a little more insurance at catcher and can pinch hit for Ross as needed.