The Atlanta Braves are battling extensive injury issues at the moment, with Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte and Austin Riley on the shelf. On Tuesday night, the list of maladies continued to grow, with catcher Brian McCann leaving the series opener against the Miami Marlins after just three innings of work.
Tyler Flowers replaced McCann behind the plate but, over the final six innings (or more) against a divisional opponent, Atlanta is forced to operate with only one option at the position. Shortly following McCann’s exist, the Braves announced that his removal was precautionary in nature but, in the same breath, the veteran is dealing with left knee soreness.
If McCann is forced to miss additional time, the Braves will have to consider other catching options, including the potential for the recall of Alex Jackson. In addition, Atlanta acquired John Ryan Murphy just prior to July 31 deadline, providing another option if McCann was unavailable.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available.