Brian McCann is still likely at least a day or two more from returning to the lineup because of tendinitis just inside his right knee. McCann said he first tweaked it on the Braves' recent road trip and then felt it Saturday when he first went into a squat to warm up Tommy Hanson.

"It never loosened up," he said.

McCann came out in the top of the third inning. He said Sunday afternoon it was feeling better but not to the point where he could squat yet. He was going to take some batting practice and thought he would be available to pinch hit.