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Brian McCann is currently on the DL and may not play in the four game series in Atlanta.
I would never advocate for a player to be hurt, but it is a part of the game, so when your team doesn't have to contend with some of the best players on the opposing team, it is clearly a positive.
In Atlanta, the Giants are scheduled to face Tommy Hanson in the series opener, but he is currently dealing with a sore right shoulder and could miss his start.
All-Star catcher Brian McCann is on the DL with a strained left oblique muscle and has yet to be scheduled for a rehab assignment although that may happen as early as Friday.
If that is the case, it conceivable that he could return during the Giants series, but for now the Braves have not announced a return date for their offensive leader.
Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens is on the DL and is expected to remain there through the series that ends next Thursday, Aug. 18.
In Florida the injury of note is not a star player but one who could have caused distractions had he played in the series. Scott Cousins is currently on the 60-day DL and will not play in the series.
Hopefully, the Giants and Marlins will play a straight forward, clean series. Cousin's involvement in any game would have clearly caused unnecessary distractions.