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McCann says he's ready to come off DL

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Brian McCann will join the Atlanta
Braves in Philadelphia on Friday after a successful tryout of his
new glasses in a minor league rehab game on Thursday night.

McCann was 1-for-3 with a run-scoring double and a walk in a
game with Triple-A Gwinnett. He also threw out a baserunner in
Gwinnett's 4-0 win over Syracuse.

It was McCann's first time playing with glasses at any level.

He said he would fly to Philadelphia early Friday. He's eligible
to come off the disabled list that day.

McCann had laser surgery on his eyes after the 2007 season and
said he had "perfect eyesight for a year and a half." He said he
began to struggle with blurred vision "all of a sudden" this
season.


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