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The Atlanta Braves have gotten off to one of the best starts in baseball, and they've been able to do so without catcher Brian McCann. The veteran backstop is recovering from shoulder surgery, but he could rejoin the team soon, as David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports McCann is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment tonight.
Just in case you missed the news yesterday, #Braves McCann begins rehab assignment with a game for Class-A Rome tonight at Greensboro
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) April 26, 2013
McCann will likely be with the Braves' Single-A affiliate through the weekend. Depending on how he handles the assignment, he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday. This would line up with the May 1 target return date Atlanta has been using for the catcher.
Clearly impacted by shoulder issues last year, McCann's production dropped off precipitously. His OPS was below .700, and he posted career-lows across the board. It even got to the point where the Braves went with backup catcher David Ross over McCann for their one-game playoff last postseason.
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