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Braves | Brian McCann, Paul Janish updates

Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (shoulder) and SS Paul Janish (shoulder) will continue playing in extended spring training Thursday, April 4, and both players are only permitted to hit in games. McCann will hit and catch bullpens while he increases his throwing program, but he won't be cleared for full action until April 16. There is no timetable for his return from the disabled list. Janish will be cleared to play sooner than McCann, and Janish will play shortstop for Triple-A Gwinnett when he returns from the DL.

Fantasy Tip: McCann probably won't be back playing for the Braves until next month if he won't even be cleared to play in full minor league games until halfway through this month. Still, he wasn't a bad gamble as a second catcher in two-catcher leagues. If he's fully healthy, he provides fantasy owners with power that not many other catchers can match.

2013-04-03 16:27:48 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

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