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Atlanta Braves News: Brian McCann returning Sunday

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Veteran catcher will return from injured list when rosters expand on Sunday.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves will get McCann back Sunday

The Braves are planning to activate catcher Brian McCann from the 10-day injured list on Sunday when rosters expand. McCann is eligible to come off the IL on Saturday but the Braves will wait another day to prevent having to clear a spot for him on the current roster. McCann went on the injured list on August 21 with a sprained left knee.

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