McCann aiming to be ready

atlanta braves brian mccann world series odds

ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann would like to be behind the plate on opening day and beat the projections which have him missing the start of the season.

View Current 2013 World Series Odds

Even so, the Braves catcher realizes he must be cautious in his return from major surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

McCann said Wednesday ``things are ramping up'' midway through his six-month rehabilitation schedule. He began throwing last week and started running two weeks ago.

After making six straight All-Star teams, McCann struggled last season as he tried to play through the injury. He hit only .230, almost 50 points below his career average.

McCann is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season. He says his goal is to convince team doctors in spring training otherwise.

Bet on 2013 World Series Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitterand Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards, Cubs ready for last regular-season bout   In arguably their most important contest of the season, it’s only fitting that the Cardinals turn to the man who’s fast becoming the team’s new ace.
Thumbnail Padres attempt to upset Giants again Ty Blach had a banner season with Class AAA Sacramento. His reward: replacing, if only temporarily 17-game winner Johnny Cueto in the...
Thumbnail Odorizzi tries to prevent sweep vs. BoSox While David Ortiz is sure to receive a warm reception from South Florida fans today, the Rays aren’t interested in feting Boston’s retiring slugger....
Thumbnail Blue Jays continue to silence Yanks' bats The Yankees have failed to score in their past three contests. Is there any hope for an offensive breakthrough in this afternoon’s tilt vs. the Blue Jays?
Thumbnail Bumgarner looks to get Giants back on track The Giants have dropped seven of their past eight contests against San Diego. With Madison Bumgarner on the bump tonight, will the visitors’ fortunes...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Headlines

More inMLB News  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement