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Braves activate C Brian McCann

Monday - 5/6/2013, 7:50pm  ET

JOE KAY
AP Baseball Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Braves activated Brian McCann off the disabled list on Monday, completing the catcher's comeback from surgery on his throwing shoulder last October.

The six-time All-Star was in the starting lineup for the opening game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds.

McCann tore the labrum in his right shoulder and had surgery on Oct. 16. He'd felt discomfort for most of the season, when he batted a career-low .230 with 20 homers and 67 RBIs in 121 games.

"I'm excited," he said before the game. "When you have a surgery like I had, you don't know how your body is going to respond to it. Shoulders play a big part in what we do. To be able to be here 6
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