Braves place McCann on IL with knee sprain, recall Jackson

The Associated Press
Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann hits a two-run single against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)
Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann hits a two-run single against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Brian McCann on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain.

Catcher Alex Jackson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the team's game against the Miami Marlins.

McCann left Tuesday night's 5-1 win over the Marlins after the third inning due to soreness in the knee. Tests on Wednesday revealed the sprain.

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The 23-year-old Jackson, who has hit .224 with 25 homers at Gwinnett, is making his second appearance of the season in Atlanta. He had no hits in 10 at-bats in three games from April 8-18 when McCann was out with a strained right hamstring.

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