Brian McCann injury: Braves C dealing with wrist issue

Brian Kersey

Braves catcher Brian McCann has suffered a setback during rehab.

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has suffered a setback during rehab, as he's now dealing with right wrist tenderness that has "complicated" his recovery from shoulder surgery, according to Ray Glier of MLB.com.

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Prior to his wrist injury, McCann had been in Orlando rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He's since returned to Atlanta to have his right wrist examined because of the tenderness he's experiencing.

Not much is known about the wrist issue at this point, but general manager Frank Wren told reporters that it's unrelated to McCann's shoulder. The team is now unsure when the slugger will return to catch a game as part of his continued rehab.

Before the setback, McCann had been close to getting behind the plate and throwing once again. Atlanta had discussed a tentative return target of May 1 for the catcher, but that will now almost certainly be pushed back.

McCann is coming off a career-worst campaign in 2012. Over 487 plate appearances, he hit .230/.300/.399 with 14 doubles and 20 home runs. The 29-year-old owns a career batting line of .279/.351/.475 over parts of eight seasons in the majors.

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