“We’ve got three legit guys now, with the catching, and that just allows one of the guys that’s not catching to pinch-hit, which is good, too,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “But I’m sure (McCann’s) excited about being back.”
As September begins and MLB rosters expand, the Braves also recalled infielder Johan Camargo, and right handers Chad Sobotka and Jeremy Walker from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Camargo, who was optioned to Gwinnett Aug. 16, took advantage of his time there, slashing .483/.531/.690 in 14 games, adding 15 RBI.
He went on to double in the sixth inning, later scoring after Freddie Freeman’s second homer of the game to make it 4-2.
Walker (1.42 ERA in four appearances with Atlanta) and Sobotka (2.50 ERA in 18 appearances with Atlanta since April 20) provide some pitching depth.
“Jeremy, he’s a kid that can extend innings and Chad, we’ll just work him in like we did before,” Snitker said. “Camargo went down and good for him, to his credit, he had a really good couple weeks there. He swung the bat, played everywhere. So that was probably good for him at that point in time to do that. He’s ready to go and it’ll be good to get (McCann) back and we’ll just add as we see fit and need.”