Braves place McCann, Schafer on DL

Braves place McCann, Schafer on DL

July 27th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have lost two regulars for at least two weeks by placing All-Star catcher Brian McCann and outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list.

The Braves recalled catcher J.C. Boscan and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.

Boscan will serve as the backup to David Ross while McCann recovers from a left oblique injury. Ramirez provides outfield depth, especially while left fielder Martin Prado fills in at third base as Chipper Jones is limited to pinch-hit duty by a strained right quadriceps.

Schafer leads the team with 15 stolen bases, usually as the leadoff hitter. McCann is hitting .306 with 18 homers and a team-leading 55 RBIs.

The Braves also acquired veteran catcher Wil Nieves from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash.