Brian McCann was out of the Braves starting lineup Sunday night as he continues to battle flu-like symptoms. The catcher was nearly back for the nationally televised game against the Nationals, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez, but wasn't quite ready after going through pre-game running drills.

There is a possibility McCann could return for Monday's afternoon series-opener against the Cardinals, but may sit one more day as a precaution and return Tuesday.

Gonzalez said he would leave it to McCann whether he will be able to play to was going to take into account what is forecast to be a day with 90-plus degree temperature.