Braves catcher Brian McCann walks off the field in the tenth inning against the Miami Marlins Aug. 10, 2019, at Marlins Park in Miami.
Photo: Mark Brown/Getty Images
Photo: Mark Brown/Getty Images

Braves expect to know more Wednesday about McCann’s sore knee

Braves catcher Brian McCann left Tuesday night’s game with left knee soreness at the start of the fourth inning, the latest in a string of injury issues for the team. 

The knee started bothering McCann in the inning before he was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons, Braves manager Brian Snitker said. 

“We wanted to get him out and get him looked at,” Snitker said after the 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins. “We’ll evaluate him and get him checked … and see where he’s at in the morning.” 

Snitker said he hopes McCann won’t require a stint on the injured list, “but I don’t know.” 

“We’ll know more probably (Wednesday),” Snitker said.

McCann had surgery on his other knee last year, when he played for the Houston Astros.

The Braves currently have four position players on the injured list — shortstop Dansby Swanson, right fielder Nick Markakis, center fielder Ender Inciarte and outfielder/infielder Austin Riley.

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