New contacts correct McCann's vision

Updated: April 22, 2009, 12:01 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Catcher Brian McCann returned to Atlanta's lineup Tuesday against Washington after visiting an eye doctor and getting a new contact lens to correct blurred vision in his left eye.

After batting fourth for the Braves and going 0-for-2 with two walks in a 4-3 loss Tuesday night, McCann said he probably would sit out Wednesday's game at Washington.

"It's going to be a process, and I hope it doesn't take more than a week to get under the lights and start seeing like I did last year," said McCann, who missed Atlanta's games on Sunday and Monday.

He is in a 1-for-22 slump.

"Everything went well" at the eye doctor, McCann said before Tuesday's game. "It turns out I'm more nearsighted in my left eye."

To address the problem, he was fitted with a contact lens. But McCann said offseason eye surgery is a possibility.

"He says he's good to go," Braves manager Bobby Cox said before the game. "We'll see."

Cox also said he is not sure how long outfielder Garret Anderson will be sidelined with a left quadriceps injury picked up while running the bases Sunday. A trip to the disabled list for Anderson "has got to be in the back of your mind."


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