Brian McCann sat out his second consecutive game with some soreness in his right knee. McCann caught Friday’s game against the Marlins going 2-for-4 with a home run but told manager Fredi Gonzalez his knee started bothering him when he was catching Brandon Beachy in the bullpen before the game.

McCann said he dealt with similar soreness last year.

“I tried to play through it last year and it kept getting worse and worse and worse” said McCann who hit a career-low .230 in an injury-riddled 2012 season. “I just want to make sure that I don’t push it when I don’t need to.”

McCann was planning to sit on Sunday and then see how his knee felt Monday. The Braves activated Gerald Laird from the disabled list Sunday so they have two active catchers with Laird and Evan Gattis which would allow McCann another day or two if needed.