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Brian McCann having shoulder surgery today

Oct 16, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

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Braves catcher Brian McCann was diagnosed midseason with a frayed labrum and cyst in his throwing shoulder. The thought at the time was that he was in need of rest, not the knife. And he got the rest and is getting plenty of it now. But it must not have been good enough, because David O’Brien reports that McCann is having surgery today.

Estimates on recovery time for this sort of thing range from anywhere between two months and five months, so it’s unclear whether McCann will be ready for spring training and the start of the 2013 season.

McCann is subject to a $12 million team option for 2013. The Braves are expected to exercise it after the season is over.

  1. philsgamer - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s going to be successful!

  2. foreverchipper10 - Oct 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Get well soon Brian. Now that Chipper has ridden off into the sunset you are officially my favorite player on the team.

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