Found October 05, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that
David Ross will be the team’s starting catcher for their one-game Wild Card
playoff against the St. Louis Cardinals in place of regular Brian McCann,
reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com:



“It’s one of those things
where you feel he gives you a good chance to win a ballgame,” Gonzalez
said. “Defensively, we know how well he can throw people out. The
Cardinals have a tendency to put people in motion a lot. With the
combination of Rossy and Medlen maybe we have an opportunity to shut that
down a little bit.”



Gonzalez’s reasoning for the move is to help control the
Cardinals’ running game, but McCann’s lingering shoulder injury is certainly a
factor. The skipper admitted that if the Braves advance to a five-game series
McCann will be used over Ross, but for one game he feels Ross gives the Braves
a better chance to win.

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