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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Updated: July 27, 5:34 PM ET
Brian McCann (oblique) headed to DL

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ATLANTA -- Braves catcher Brian McCann strained his left oblique, forcing him out of Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.

McCann grabbed his left side and lower back in obvious pain after he threw high as Neil Walker stole second base in the 10th inning of Atlanta's 19-inning 4-3 victory.

David Ross replaced McCann in the game after trainer Jeff Porter came on the field to confer with McCann. McCann made a couple of test throws to pitcher Scott Linebrink before leaving the game.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he hopes McCann's injury is "not a bad oblique, and we get him back in 15 to 20 days."

"That's a big bat in the lineup," Gonzalez said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.