Braves bench C Brian McCann for wild-card game

Updated: October 4, 2012, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Plagued by injuries, Brian McCann endured the worst season of his career. He'll watch the Braves' wild-card playoff game from the bench.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that David Ross -- not McCann -- will start Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. But Gonzalez stressed that it's not a permanent move if the Braves advance past the one-game playoff.

"I think going forward Mac will catch, obviously, in a longer series, a five-game series or even a seven-game ...

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