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Knee sprain sends Brian McCann to injured list

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The Braves announced on Wednesday that catcher Brian McCann has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained left knee. Catcher Alex Jackson has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

McCann, 35, exited Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins after three innings due to knee discomfort. It’s not clear if any one particular event sparked the discomfort, but knee issues have slowed McCann in recent years. He underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery last year.

Across 274 plate appearances this season, McCann has hit a respectable .264/.336/.423 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI, splitting catching duties behind the plate with Tyler Flowers.

Jackson, 23, is the Braves’ No. 25 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. He debuted and had a brief cup of coffee in early April, going hitless in 11 plate appearances. Jackson’s performance for Gwinnett has been much better, batting .224/.311/.510 with 25 home runs and 57 RBI over 328 PA.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.