Brian McCann has shoulder surgery

Updated: October 16, 2012, 10:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves catcher Brian McCann could be ready for the first month of the 2013 season after having surgery Tuesday for an injury to his right shoulder that hampered his hitting this season.

The Braves said the surgery, performed by Braves orthopedic surgeon Dr. Xavier Duralde, arthroscopically repaired a tear in McCann's labrum. The tear was larger than was shown in a MRI.

McCann is expected to be able to return to light baseball activities in approximately four months. ...

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