ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann says he has a cyst and a frayed labrum in his right shoulder.
Even so, McCann is upset he’s not starting for the second straight game.
McCann said Saturday that a recent MRI showed a cyst is pressing on his shoulder joint, causing discomfort. He says he is able to “do all the things I need to do to play” but may have to address the problem after the season.
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David Ross is starting on Saturday night against the Dodgers for the second straight game. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he plans for McCann to start on Sunday.
McCann, a career .280 hitter and six-time All-Star, is hitting only .229 but he has 18 homers and 57 RBIs.