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Veteran Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann could miss the entire month of April as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. Braves beat write David O’Brien reported via Twitter than GM Frank Wren said that McCann will not play in minor league game before April 16, thus leading us to believe that the former All-Star catcher will not report to the Braves before the end of the month.
McCann does not have much trouble hitting, however, he struggles to throw which is obviously something that would hinder a catcher.
Fantasy owners should consider McCann a low-end option this year regardless of the injury, as the 8-year veteran is coming off a career worst .230/20/67 season for the Braves.
We do recommend taking a flyer on him as a back up in deeper leagues, as he could be an upside pick if taken deep enough in the draft.
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