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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
30-17 6-4 W1
22-24 6-4 W1
21-25 4-6 L1
18-25 3-7 L3
17-30 5-5 W3

Top Brian McCann News

  • Braves' Brian McCann: Announces retirement after loss

    McCann announced after Wednesday's NLDS Game 5 loss to the Cardinals that he will retire from baseball, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

    McCann started all five games against the Cardinals but went 3-for-16 with a double and a walk. He said he made the decision to retire in September. McCann finishes his 15-year career with a .262/.337/.452 slash line, 282 home runs, 1,018 RBI and seven All-Star appearances. The 35-year-old spent 10 seasons with the Braves, three with the Yankees and two with the Astros.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Out of Friday's lineup

    McCann is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.

    McCann will sit for the fourth time in the last five games as manager Brian Snitker continues to heavily rotate his catchers in September. Tyler Flowers will start behind the plate and bat seventh Friday.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Heads to bench

    McCann is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

    McCann will sit for the third time in four games as Tyler Flowers picks up another start behind the dish Wednesday. Since the start of September, the veteran backstop is slashing .176/.222/.382 with two home runs and six RBI in 10 games.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Not in Sunday's lineup

    McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    McCann will be held out for the second day in a row as manager Brian Snitker gets his regulars some rest in advance of the postseason. Tyler Flowers will get the start behind the plate for the Braves on Sunday afternoon.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Pops 12th homer

    McCann went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in a 6-0 win over the Giants on Friday.

    The homer was his second in nine September starts and 12th of the season. McCann's return to Atlanta has generally been a success when he's been able to stay healthy, and he sports a .252/.322/.419 slash line over 82 games this year.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Sitting Thursday

    McCann is not in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies.

    He is just 4-for-28 with one home run in eight games this month. Tyler Flowers starts behind the dish and will hit eighth.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Catches breather

    McCann isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

    McCann will take a seat for Tuesday's series opener after going 1-for-3 Sunday in Washington. Tyler Flowers is set to handle the catching duties and hit seventh.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Day off Friday

    McCann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

    The Braves haven't had a catcher start two straight games since the start of September, and that trend continues after McCann went 1-for-4 with a double Thursday. The veteran backstop is 3-for-19 with one home run and three RBI since being activated off the injured list Sept. 1. Tyler Flowers will start behind the plate Friday.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Out of Wednesday's lineup

    McCann is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

    He will sit even with righty Zach Eflin on the hill for Philadelphia. McCann is hitting .176 in 16 games since Aug. 1. Tyler Flowers is starting behind the dish and hitting seventh.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Day off Tuesday

    McCann is not starting Tuesday against the Phillies.

    McCann hits the bench with lefty Jason Vargas on the mound for the Phillies. Francisco Cervelli gets the call behind the plate.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Gets Sunday off

    McCann is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

    McCann typically starts against right-handed pitchers like the Nationals' Max Scherzer, but he'll be on the bench for the series finale in what likely just amounts to rest due to Atlanta and Washington playing a day game after a night game. No. 2 catcher Tyler Flowers checks in behind the dish and will work in a battery with Mike Soroka.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Sitting Friday

    McCann is not in Friday's lineup against the Nationals.

    He'll take a seat with the Braves facing southpaw Patrick Corbin. Tyler Flowers starts behind the dish while hitting eighth.

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  • Braves' Brian McCann: Heads to bench

    McCann isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    McCann is in line for a second straight off day, clearing the way for Tyler Flowers to draw another start. Flowers will handle the catching duties and bat seventh.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Athens, GA
Age: 38
Experience: 15
Bats/Throws: L, R