The Braves think they caught Brian McCann’s right groin strain before it got to the point of being serious Thursday night but they’re going to play it safe with him the rest of the weekend against the Phillies.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he might pinch hit McCann Sunday if he’s feeling good but otherwise plans to rest him the weekend series.

“I don’t know if we can get him in a game before Thursday but that’s OK” Gonzalez said referring to Game 1 of the division series. “I don’t think he’s going to forget how to hit or catch in seven days. And that’s a nice thing to have; we can get seven days of treatment and seven days of settling down.”