Rehabbing McCann upbeat after surgery

LAWRENCEVILLE – If one didn’t know better, Brian McCann looked as if he might step up to the plate and compete with Chipper Jones and others in the home-run contest Saturday at McCann’s Rally Foundation celebrity softball game at Coolray Field.

But under the softball jersey were scars from Oct. 16 right-shoulder surgery. McCann was left to smile, shake hands and thank all the participants and fans who came out for the annual event to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

“I should probably be wearing [a sling] out here, but I’m being careful, I’m not going to do anything dumb,” he said, then went to have his picture taken with Rally Foundation kids.

Five days after having his $12 million team option for 2013 picked up by the Braves, and less than three weeks since surgery, McCann was more upbeat than during the final months of his career-worst season, when his shoulder was throbbing and he tried to play through it.

He faces about six months of rehab and could miss the first month of the 2013 season, though the Braves are optimistic that he might be back a little sooner. For now, McCann is doing range-of-motion exercises with Braves physical therapist Lloyd van Pamelen.

“Everything, from what he’s telling me, looks really good,” McCann said. “I’ve never had surgery, so it’s hard for me to compare it to anything. But I’ve always healed pretty quick. I feel good about where I’m at, being two weeks out of surgery I feel really good.”

The six-time former All-Star hit a career-low .230 with a .300 on-base percentage and .399 slugging percentage, far below his career slash line of .286/.358/.486. His 20 homers also were his fewest since hitting 18 in 2007, and his 14 doubles, 67 RBIs and 121 games were career lows.

When McCann had an MRI in early August, the injury was originally diagnosed as a frayed labrum and cyst. He had two cortisone shots during the second half of the season, which provided only temporary relief.

A more extensive postseason MRI showed a labrum tear, and when Dr. Xavier Duralde did the surgery he found the tear a bit larger than expected.

McCann felt all along that the injury might be more severe than some thought.

“I’m pretty sure it’s been there, but it intensified mid-July and towards the end of July,” McCann said. “You know your body. Professional athletes know what their body does and doesn’t do. I’ve played seven years [in the majors] and I know what my body feels like, and it was hard to swing the bat the way I need to swing the bat to be successful.”

85 comments Add your comment

eskippy

November 3rd, 2012
3:23 pm

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

November 3rd, 2012
3:37 pm

Thanks for the news, DOB! Sounds as good as it cann, so far…:)

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Brime Lee

November 3rd, 2012
4:12 pm

Go Mac! We need you! (Hopefully beyond 2013!)

Biff Pocoroba

November 3rd, 2012
4:51 pm

Were there any “celebrities” at the game or was it the 2 live Stews, the Burt show crew, and the local tv sports anchors?

Quack Quack

November 3rd, 2012
4:51 pm

Thanks for the update DOB.

Take it easy Big Mac, and come back swinging!!!

GO BRAVES!!!

braveslover

November 3rd, 2012
5:28 pm

Don’t cheat on the rehab process; make it right and make it strong. Can’t wait to see the bombs you hit when you come back Mac.

bruce

November 3rd, 2012
5:34 pm

great to hear from Mac and that it is going well… thanks Dave!

Brave New World

November 3rd, 2012
5:38 pm

A healthy Mac will definitely help in 2013. GO BRAVES!

Norman

November 3rd, 2012
5:49 pm

EDIT YOUR POSTS!

Brave Miami

November 3rd, 2012
7:27 pm

Call me crazy but I think we should keep all our young pitching and just fill our needs via free agency. We should sign Ludwick to a two-year deal with a third year option just in case, I think he could go for $7-10 mil a year. And then we should sign shane victorino to play CF, I think he would sign for a 3 year deal at around $7-9 mil a year. I could be wrong, they could ask for more but i think we have enough $$ to sign both. Then the lineup would be: shane CF prado3B heywardRF LudwickLF Freeman1B McCann/Ross/Gattis C Uggla2B SimmonsSS. We should see how Gattis does during the first few weeks of the season with McCann injured, if he shows he’s ready we could trade McCann later on in the season for a couple of prospects. Then our rotation should be Medlen Hudson Minor Maholm Hanson (lets wait for his value to go up and then we trade him after All Star break). We should also keep Delgado and Teheran in the bullpen, its better than having them in AAA and once we trade Hanson we could make Delgado or Teheran take over for him. What do you guys think??

Amber Girl

November 3rd, 2012
7:38 pm

@Brave Miami How about Cody Ross for left field? Hurry back Mac. Go Braves!!

Ken Stallings

November 3rd, 2012
8:36 pm

If you do the match, six months is up at the start of April. However, what exactly does six months of rehab involve? Does that time include a rehab stint hitting and fielding? If so, then he might be ready at the start of the season. If not, then he’ll be back closer to the start of May.

Amber Girl

November 3rd, 2012
8:38 pm

Hi Ken. Been awhile. New Country. New computer, but I am still alive and kicking. Go Braves!!!

Brave Miami

November 3rd, 2012
8:40 pm

Cody Ross or Ludwick, I’m okay with either one @Amber Girl

JNick

November 3rd, 2012
8:54 pm

Ludwick has had his best years playing in the NL Central, for two teams in hitters parks…his overall numbers aren’t impressive, and what about his season last year makes you think he’s worth more than triple the $2mil he made last year?

And again, Cody Ross was offered a 2 year deal by the Braves last year and he turned it down for a 1 year deal w/ the Red Sox (less years, less money). Something tells me he’s not a fan of Fredi…

Ross also played in a hitters park for his home games – take a look at his home/road splits. Pretty drastic differences.

Both are below average defensively, so we’d be taking a step back in that department – going from the best OF in the NL to…well, not the best.

Also, who edits these articles for AJC? Error in the very first sentence…jeez.

jj

November 3rd, 2012
9:36 pm

I’d be upbeat too for $12 million…..

Ross was good because he played in a small park at Boston…just say no!

jj

November 3rd, 2012
9:38 pm

Amber how is Whiskey River?

Yuuup

November 3rd, 2012
9:44 pm

Sign Cody Ross for LF, Angel Pagan for CF, and move Prado to 3rd base. Otherwise I would be ok with Shane Victorino in CF as well. They are both switch hitters, and when they are on, they can give us every bit of production that Bourn gave us at a fraction of the cost. I just hope the Braves don’t drop the ball and end up settling for second rate players like they usually do. Go out and get a big name player for once.

gl

November 3rd, 2012
9:55 pm

Man, who’s proofreading these things . . . a 2nd grader?

Carl Farvman

November 3rd, 2012
10:18 pm

“Man, who’s proofreading these things . . . a 2nd grader?”

I noticed that, as well. You can find basic errors any day in the WSJ……a paper that had a history of very high quality for decades. Mistakes that could be prevented by just one attentive reader prior to publication. Weird stuff.

jj

November 3rd, 2012
10:43 pm

Ok guy give DOB a break he works all the time…can’t be perfect all the time.

William

November 3rd, 2012
11:00 pm

But the first sentence, jj? Seriously?

Chippa's the man

November 3rd, 2012
11:19 pm

“If one didn’t know better, Brian McCann as if he might step up to the plate and compete with Chipper Jones and others in the home-run contest Saturday at McCann’s Rally Foundation celebrity softball game at Coolray Field.

But under the softball jersey were scars from Oct. 16 right-shoulder surgery. McCann was left smile, shake hands and thank all the participants and fans who came out for the annual event to raise funds for childhood cancer research.”

DOB, get some sleep dude.

Da Mick

November 3rd, 2012
11:19 pm

Been drinking, Dave?

Seriously, love hearing stories about Brian’s healing process and state of mind. Rough year, but contrary to the hype this past year about a certain retiring player, McCann has been the heart and soul of this club for some years now — and it’s future. As much as I’m thrilled about where Freeman and Heyward are headed, Brian McCann is the central impact player who will power this team into it’s next phase of winning years — starting in 2013, when everyone will remember what a great hitter he is. Go Brian!

ncgary

November 3rd, 2012
11:27 pm

its a blog get real
whats with all the grammar police

Biff Pocoroba

November 3rd, 2012
11:33 pm

it’s the off season. Dave doesn’t have to work on his typing until March. Plus, he probably spilled a little Antico on the keyboard that he was trying to clean up as he posted.

Biff Pocoroba

November 3rd, 2012
11:33 pm

it’s the off season. Dave doesn’t have to work on his typing until March. Plus, he probably spilled a little Antico on the keyboard that he was trying to clean up as he posted.

bravo-n-knoxville

November 3rd, 2012
11:53 pm

Trade Hanson, Ahmed and LaStella to the Royals for Alex Gordon. Thus, you have a leadoff hitter with pop and decent wheels in Gordon, and he also plays LF & 3B. Put Gordon in LF (AL GG winner in ‘12), and Prado at 3B. Our defense is better in those 2 areas immediately. Spend your $$$ on the best CF you can get either in FA or via trade!!!

bravo-n-knoxville

November 3rd, 2012
11:56 pm

Oh! I forgot the most important move now that the options were picked up on Mac, Maholm, & Huddy…re-sign David Ross!

Ken Stallings

November 4th, 2012
12:04 am

It’s not Dave O’Brien’s fault — the typos.

I am certain he just inadvertantly omitted the word “acted,” or “looked.”

The real problem is the lack of copy editors. Seems one of the first things newspapers did to save money was put all the onus on the columnists and writers to proof their own work and it is very hard to do that because the person writing has the idea in his head and that mental model serves as a barrier because it mentally inserts the missing word when trying to proof your own work.

Newspapers today are losing circulation at a horrifying rate because they increasingly pursued a political angle that operated well outside the philosophy of the majority of their community — their potential readership.

Yet, vice see this obvious truth, newspapers seemed to act like it didn’t matter and so they cut costs to stay in business. Now, with circulations falling even more as many pursue even more out of the mainstream views and agendas, they have no more costs to cut. So, they lay off columnists and reporters by the score. I saw the problem firsthand back in 1983 when I suggested we follow the example of USA Today and use more color photography on the front page, and had an editor look me square in the eye and tell me, “Newspapers should have a conservative layout and a liberal content!”

I swear to God that’s exactly what he said! I knew right then that the news profession wasn’t for me and so I changed gears and opted for my commission in the USAF and flying!

I cut DOB slack on this because as someone who used to write professionally, it frustrates me how often my own typos wind up in the comment section. Back in the day, a copywriter on the staff would catch my misakes and fix them. They became the first casualties. I figure by the time those who run newspapers are finished, everyone will be out of work! It seems they care more about their ideology than they do even their business!

I enjoy David’s work. So, filling in the occasional omission is a small burden.

Jay

November 4th, 2012
1:55 am

If this had been submitted to a teacher, he would have gotten a bad grade.

JNick

November 4th, 2012
2:47 am

Bravo-n-knoxville,

I’d love to have Alex Gordon, but I’m not sure the Royals have any pressing need to trade one of their young stars. The other problem is, he’s a lefty, and we already have a lefty heavy lineup – which, if a lefty can hit lefties, isn’t a problem – but Gordon hits about 80 points higher against righties than he does lefties.

Also not sure that’d be enough to trade for him anyway – Hanson’s trade value is at an all-time low…they’d probably ask for at least Teheran or Delgado instead.

Teddy B

November 4th, 2012
4:07 am

B Mac is gonna be hurt half the year again, I can feel it. He is always straining muscles trying to throw guys out at 2nd or 3rd. I really wish we would’ve played it safe and released him, we have more important things to do than potentially waste $12,13 mil on a question mark catcher.

Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Beachy, Kimbrel all need inked for very long contracts. I’ve seen them all play enough to where I would be ready and eager to sign them for 10 years! I do not want to see any of our great young guys with unlimited potential go play for some other team!

I hope we pass on Bourn too, he didn’t do ANYTHING after the All-Star Break last year! Sure, he’s fast but he didn’t hit very well when we needed it. Seemed like J-Hey and Freeman were carrying us through all the important games and the odd hero like Ross or Prado sprinkled in here and there.

Teddy B

November 4th, 2012
4:14 am

I hope we don’t do something uber stupid and give B Mac a deal like Yadier Molina got, that would crush us and severely limit our options for the next 5,6 years. Catchers wear out much quicker than other position players because of the squatting and collisions, B Mac is in so-so shape already and he’s not even old yet. He NEEDS on a team that can put him in the DH spot when he’s got aches and pains. I don’t see us signing him again folks. We need to start giving a couple young guys a good look or make a deal with someone else to trade for a new catcher.

Its a shame I really like B Mac, but that is how it goes in baseball.

I was curious does anyone know how much money Jason Heyward is going to get in arbitration? He had that excellent 2010 season, the injury/slump marred 2011, and now he rebounded nicely and even came up with a Gold Glove! I hope he doesn’t outgrow ATL too quickly we need him. I love going to the ball park and watching him blast home runs! He is the ultimate 5 tool guy in the entire league right now. He might go deep, smack a double or triple, steal a base on you or anything he has many facets to his game now, very fun to watch.

BFansince66

November 4th, 2012
7:03 am

Enter your comments hereDavid…What’s the chances of playing MCann at third, or moving Freddie to third and letting MCann play first..

BFansince66

November 4th, 2012
7:06 am

With the offensive numbers B Mac puts up we gotta find a place to play him that’s easier on the old knees…

Smooth Operator

November 4th, 2012
7:44 am

Get Well Soon!!

urban redneck

November 4th, 2012
8:38 am

now if he can get his eyes fixed, we’ll be cookin with hot grease. re-sign david ross–like yesterday.

bravesgrl4life

November 4th, 2012
8:42 am

Good news. Just hoping and praying he’s back soon.

Amber Girl

November 4th, 2012
8:53 am

Hello bravesgrl4life. Longtime. New country, new computer. and ready for Braves great year Get well son Mac. Go Braves!!

Carl Farvman

November 4th, 2012
9:27 am

“Brian McCann is the central impact player who will power this team into it’s next phase of winning years — starting in 2013, when everyone will remember what a great hitter he is. Go Brian!”

I have no dog in the hunt with McCann one way or the other, but have listened to fans who trumpet his offensive impact without realistically considering what is given back to the other team due to average defensive ability…not to mention his missing 30-40 games a year. Defense is a part of the equation even more than most of the fielding positions. I’d rather have a top-notch defensive catcher with offensive stats reduce by 15-20% and anyone who understands baseball would agree.

And yes, his good spirits comes from knowing that, at a minimum, he gets another 12 million payday. His attitude is predictable. Wouldn’t any of us be in ‘good spirits’?

Bill

November 4th, 2012
9:46 am

I can ‘t wait until he is back at full strength, and the Braves meet the Tigers in the WS next year.

Grammar Police

November 4th, 2012
10:49 am

Go back to fifth grade and learn how to structure sentences.

Bro

November 4th, 2012
11:19 am

Ok, B-Mac, take the time to heal. You have hurt the team the last two years because you refused to sit and go on the DL. Injured players are just that injured and unable to perform at an acceptable level. Use you brain for once and not your heart. Get 100% well and then you can help the Braves win.
Freddi G, you ought to be fined and suspended for allowing an injured player to continue to play and ultimately hurt the team. Ross could have helped a lot more than an injured player. Do your job.

Carl Farvman

November 4th, 2012
12:17 pm

“Enter your comments hereDavid…What’s the chances of playing MCann at third, or moving Freddie to third and letting MCann play first..”

Why would anyone ask a beat writer this question? His response would be about what ours would be: Uh, maybe they’ll look at this as a possibility,maybe not. I dunno.

biscuit

November 4th, 2012
12:31 pm

All the best to Brian. And to the AJC, you folks deserve to go bankrupt. What a sloppy bunch of bs. You must think we’re idiots. Good riddance.

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Carl Farvman

November 4th, 2012
1:16 pm

Frankly, I don’t tend to obsess about typos and questionable sentence structure with any writings. Long ago the idea of typos and improper sentences in the WSJ would have been out of the question, but a day doesn’t pass now without finding a couple….at a minimum. Goes back to cost cutting and a less robust copy editing emphasis. Not a big deal for me. Let’s move on to ridiculing Bourne,Uggla,and McCann.

Kujohn

November 4th, 2012
1:33 pm

Please frank. Please frank.
No. Ludwick. No victorino. No Ross no willing ham no pagon Don’t go from chipper. To below average
Please. Hamilton Or J upton. Or go the opposite direction Grienke. Added with Medlin Hudson. Beachy mid season an Minor. And our bullpen Would be the best in the league for years too come (pitching is what Atl is known for )
Then we can use low cost players too fill offense needs.
And Gattis in left. He is 26. Is tearing up winter league

jj

November 4th, 2012
1:42 pm

William..”I didn’t say that”..you didn’t get my point…lol

Cecil34

November 4th, 2012
1:48 pm

Who wouldn’t be upbeat when you know you are going to get 12 million more bucks!

You future is secured whether you ever play again or not.

Of course he is upbeat -he is probably the happiest man in Lawrenceville!

David O'Brien

November 4th, 2012
3:35 pm

DOB, get some sleep dude. — Chippa’s the man

Nah, I’ve got things to do. You sleep 10 hours a day and make comments about blog grammar. That’s your thing. It’s important you and a couple others here do that. No, really, it is. It serves to … well, it does something.

Carry on.

David O'Brien

November 4th, 2012
3:37 pm

Ok guy give DOB a break he works all the time…can’t be perfect all the time. — jj

Thanks, jj. But really, it’s not necessary. I mean, seriously. Lint on the shoulder.

Yuuup

November 4th, 2012
3:58 pm

I hate the baseball off season, its so slow going. No big name signings for any team yet, the rumors are slow moving, and the Braves are not really linked to anyone yet. If this were the NFL, there would have been multiple free agent signings within hours after free agency started.

So who are the Braves going to sign? Maybe Nate McClouth as our new CF? Maybe insert Juan Francisco as our everyday 3rd basemen? Then maybe they can go after a bunch of nobody’s to fill bench spots? As you can probably see, I am not very optimistic about this team. They have a lot of money to spend, but we all know the cheap asses won’t do it. They have the chance to make some noise, but they will stay quiet. If they don’t sign or trade for at least 2 high profile players, they will not be a good team next year. You can’t lose Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn and not replace them with someone very good and expect to duplicate your prior season. If any team will drop the ball in this situation, its definitely the braves and this cheap ass ownership.

Derwood

November 4th, 2012
5:09 pm

get Infante from Detroit. We then move Prado to third, Infante to Second, send Uggla some where way from Stadiium.

bobbymahlon

November 4th, 2012
8:16 pm

Heyward is not a five tool player, one of the five tools is average and he has not hit for average at least not yet. Hope that will take care of itself soon.

Amber Girl

November 4th, 2012
8:41 pm

@ Yuuup If you don’t have a confidence in them, why do you root for them? Makes no sense. Go Braves!!!!

Yuuup

November 4th, 2012
8:55 pm

Because I have been a fan for over 30 years. You can still be a fan of a a team and not have confidence in them. So you have the confidence in Liberty Media, and that they will up the payroll to sign a few high price players that may put this team in contention, and maybe get past the wild card round for a change?

Just saw that Hamilton’s asking price in around 7 years and 175 million. It also said that the Braves and Brewers were kicking the tires on him. Does anyone really think that the Braves would sign any player for 7 years and 175 million, let alone a guy who has a injury and personal demons history? That is around 25 million a year, no way the Braves go anywhere near that. It would be nice however to actually compete with other teams for big name free agents, and actually sign a player for once. The Braves have tried the sign the cheapest players and pray like hell routine many of times, and it hasn’t worked. Can’t win the big game if you can’t get over the hump. Having mediocre players won’t cut it anymore.

bobbymahlon

November 4th, 2012
9:05 pm

Why are some of you English Profs so hung up on grammar . Have fun venting and “Go Braves”.

Amber Girl

November 4th, 2012
9:07 pm

Good point,but I still say have confidence. Let’s see what happens. I feel like Braves have great future with players they have. Really don’t need anybody. Go Braves!!!

Logan

November 4th, 2012
10:50 pm

LobWedge

November 4th, 2012
11:36 pm

Maybe as he recovers he will alter his swing a little and hit to the opposite field more often. I think the shift messes with his head a little.

BravesFanSince80s

November 4th, 2012
11:43 pm

some folks on this blog would make GREAT Chicago Cubs fans…

Norm

November 5th, 2012
1:06 am

Yes…he should be wearing the sling 5 days after surgery and the Braves, for a $12 million investment, should be on top of it. It takes one accidental tug of the arm by someone seeking an autograph to tear open the sutures or damage the work done by the surgeons. A torn / repaired labrum is a long hard rehab, especially for someone who makes a living with their arm. I wish him the best as he rehabs over the next 6 months.

Dav

November 5th, 2012
2:34 am

LETS HOPE McCANN HEALS FAST !!!!!!!!!!! If Yankees want our other catcher Ross we will need a backup fast! Bourn is gone so we have Shafer and Contzana if we have too? $25 million to spend we need a righthand bat in LF or CF and speed! Ludwick, Ross, Pagan, Torii Hunter, or Victorino are FA options. Have to ask? would Braves trade McCann for Mets’ David Wright ? Maybe if we though in Hanson?

Jim Edwards

November 5th, 2012
3:06 am

Anyone else have comparable surgery? What was there rehab schedule and how did they bounce back?

a fan

November 5th, 2012
7:25 am

Yuuup makes me want to throw up!

Amber Girl

November 5th, 2012
9:15 am

good morning where you are. I am back. New country, new computer and ready for a god Braves year. How about you? Go Braves

BravesFanSince80s

November 5th, 2012
9:22 am

Just read an interesting article on Healio.com showing the results of a sports study that shows only 35% of professional baseball players who undergo shoulder surgery return to anything like pre-injury form. I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that the 35% who do return to form are the best athletes in that group who were studied, and I bet none were pitchers or catchers…How’s that 12 million dollar gamble sounding now McCann die-hards?

MikeY

November 5th, 2012
9:45 am

Just saw that the Yankees are interested in David Ross. Hurry up, Frank Wren, and get him under contract!!

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bfred

November 5th, 2012
10:53 am

I’m betting that $175 million figure for Hamilton is a number floated by his agent. Regardless, no way the Braves get anywhere near that annual salary or duration for a guy like him. I’m glad the guy’s gotten his life together and he’s fun to watch play, but I’d be surprised if any team is willing to step up for that kind of risk. Maybe 5 plus extension options and a performance-heavy pay structure.

bfred

November 5th, 2012
10:55 am

Oh, and some people here need to understand the difference between a blog and a published article. Blogs are meant to convey information in near real-time, from the writer’s brain straight to the screen. Typos are the price we pay for better access to information.

BravesFanSince80s

November 5th, 2012
11:23 am

agreed on both posts bfred

Brave Hokie

November 5th, 2012
12:27 pm

You should NEVER give fat dudes lots of money… Just my opinion.

smallmouth6

November 5th, 2012
1:36 pm

Braves Hokie: Tell that to Prince Fielder.

Ken Stallings

November 5th, 2012
3:35 pm

David,

The six month rehab? Does that include the hitting a fielding rehab assignment? Or, is that merely the medical rehab time?

Ken Stallings

November 5th, 2012
3:37 pm

Yump,

Good effort answering that challenge you got. Your points are on the money! Fans don’t have to be, nor should be, fawning synchophants!

Ken Stallings

November 5th, 2012
3:42 pm

Every agent’s asking price is sky high and ridiculous. I think things have changed this season for free agents. Moon aligned in the favor of free agents last season. You had two teams in the Angels and Marlins who rolled up the bank truck and dumped out the cash! Given both teams failed to reach the playoffs and that the Marlins were forced to have a fire sale, that will detune the market this season.

I don’t think Hamilton will get close to that kind of length or money, nor will Bourn get five years at over $17 million. I think Hamilton will end up taking around four years at $18 million a year and Bourn will take five years at about $12 million a year.

The reason is both are at that age where contracts longer than five years never make sense, especially when a bank truck is needed to make the payment!

jj

November 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

Bourn wins Best Defensive Award in NL..but didn’t win Gold Glove..What a shame.

Hamilton asking 7 years and 175 million…

Norm

November 7th, 2012
12:18 am

My kid is a D1 college wrestler who tore his labrum and had it surgically repaired. It’s a tough rehab. The kid had a gun arm prior to the tear, not that he plays baseball anymore, and it’s definitely not the same anymore. He seems go be good as far as wrestling goes…but throwing is not the same. Here is an article on labrum tears for baseball players. A minor tear can be fixed arthroscopically. A major tear requires a good 4-6 inch incision and hence a longer rehab. McCann doesn’t look like he does much work in the weight room….he’s going to need to now. Hopefully that is a benefit for the rest of his body. Come back with a healthy shoulder, less body fat, and replace the fat with more muscle and it could be a plus for him. Still a big risk @ 12 MIL (in my book).

http://www.livestrong.com/article/483991-torn-labrum-in-baseball/

Golf-one

November 12th, 2012
5:05 pm

How about Frenchy, for left field He is not doing too bad,Has a better average than Bourn and leave prado at third base

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