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Astros' McCann ready to return vs. Nationals

HOUSTON -- With 12-plus seasons and more than 1,500 games under his belt, catcher Brian McCann has earned the trust of the Houston coaching staff to declare himself ready for reinstatement from the 10-day disabled list without the benefit of a rehab assignment.

McCann, who has missed nine games with right knee soreness, will be activated by the Astros (77-49) for the series finale against the Washington Nationals on Thursday. McCann was placed on the disabled list Aug. 14, his second stint on the DL this season -- he missed seven games in late May with a concussion.

With his production in a steady decline for roughly two months, McCann might benefit from the break. His OPS hit .860 on June 18 and began to drop immediately thereafter. He is batting .120 this month and his OPS for the season has slipped to .720, his lowest since April 6.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Harper.326
HR: B. Harper29
RBI: B. Harper87
SB: T. Turner35
W: G. González12
ERA: M. Scherzer2.25
Saves: B. Kintzler28
K: M. Scherzer220
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 7549.605-
Miami 6263.49613.5
Atlanta 5669.44819.5
NY Mets 5570.44020.5
Philadelphia 4679.36829.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .271 (3)
Runs: 651 (2)
Hits: 1152 (4)
Home Runs: 179 (8)
Stolen Bases: 80 (5)
OBP: .336 (6)
SLG: .463 (2)
Total Bases: 1972 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.89 (6)
Runs Allowed: 518 (4)
Saves: 34 (9)
Strikeouts: 1114 (7)
OpBA: .238 (4)
OBP: .307 (5)
SLG: .400 (4)
Run Support: 5.32 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/21 T. Turner Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/21 J. Werth Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/19 M. Scherzer Placed on 10-Day DL (Left neck inflammation)
8/19 S. Strasburg Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/19 S. Strasburg Removed From 10-Day DL (Right elbow nerve impingement)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/15 M. Scherzer Left neck inflammation (on 10-day DL)
8/14 B. Goodwin Left groin strain (on 10-day DL)
8/14 R. Madson Sprained right finger (on 10-day DL)
8/13 B. Harper Hyperextended left knee (on 10-day DL)
8/3 E. Romero Strained left forearm (on 10-day DL)
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