With the MLB regular season starting at the end of the month, spring training is heating up for teams all over the country. The Atlanta Braves are no exception, as they prepare their new-look squad for the 162 games ahead. However, while the majority of the Braves spend the month of March warming up, Brian McCann will have to spend that time on the sideline while he recovers from an off-season shoulder surgery.
According to Rant Sports, McCann will likely make his return to the field in the middle of April. So what should Braves tickets holders expect for the first half of the month? Gerald Laird and Evan Gattis will likely take his starting role, but it has yet to be seen if McCann will return immediately or be eased in while his replacements spend more time behind the batter. This a contract year for Georgia native McCann, so his playing time could have a significant impact on his future with the team.
Regardless of how the Braves' catcher situation pans out, the team is full of talent at the position and should be set for an exciting, successful season. Those in possession of Atlanta Braves tickets are certainly in for an eventful series of games, regardless of who is catching the baseball.