Brian Michael McCann was born Feb. 20, 1984 in Athens, Georgia. McCann's dad was an assistant baseball coach at the University of Georgia when McCann was born. McCann was drafted by the Braves in the second round of the 2002 draft out of Duluth (Ga.) High School. McCann made his MLB debut June 6, 2005, a member of the "Baby Braves" of that season. As a rookie, McCann helped the Braves win the final of their 14 consecutive division titles, an MLB record. In his first postseason plate appearance, McCann hit

Brian McCann set to return Wednesday

Braves catcher Brian McCann is expected to be reactivated Wednesday, his first day eligible to return from the 10-day injured list.

McCann has been sidelined with a right-hamstring strain. He hasn’t had any setbacks and won’t require a rehab stint. Fellow backstop Tyler Flowers and rookie Alex Jackson have handled catching duties in his absence. McCann and Flowers will split time throughout the season.

The Braves likely will plug McCann into Wednesday’s lineup. He’s hit .286/.421/.286 in five games.

“He feels really good,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He came in and worked out yesterday. Did all the drills, hitting. He says he feels really good. The plan is to bring him off tomorrow.”

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