Braves' McCann 'day to day' after muscle strain
ATLANTA -- Braves catcher Brian McCann left Thursday's game against the Phillies early on, due to an adductor-muscle strain.
According to the Braves, McCann is "day to day" with this ailment, which means he'll likely be ready to go next Thursday, when Atlanta hosts the wild-card winner in Game 1 of the National League Division Series round.
On Thursday night, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that McCann approached him about his muscle tweak, saying, 'I feel something.'
That prompted Gonzalez to remove his catcher, as a precautionary move.
"Worst-case scenario, he'll be ready (for the playoffs next week)," reasoned Gonzalez. "You (don't want to) risk making something big out of something small."
On Wednesday, McCann was part of a national story that involved a benches-clearing incident with the Milwaukee Brewers.
After Carlos Gomez hit a homer and jawed with some Braves infielders while running the bases ... Gomez and McCann had a contentious meeting at home -- with the latter obstructing Gomez's path to actually touching the plate.