Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
After waiting three days to wait for a kidney stone to pass to no avail, veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird had a procedure done to remove it Wednesday afternoon, Gonzalez said. Laird needs at least a few more days to recover and will not accompany the team to Philadelphia
. With two other catchers on the roster in Brian McCann and Evan Gattis, the Braves
have been able to cover his absence without putting Laird on the disabled list...