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• Brian McCann will begin playing with restrictions in Minor League games on Tuesday. McCann, who is expected to miss most of April while recovering from right shoulder surgery, will serve as a designated hitter and avoid any impact by being replaced by a pinch runner at first base on any hit that is not a home run.

He will not be cleared to serve as a catcher in a game before April 16.

• Jonny Venters felt good during a one-inning appearance in a Minor League game on Saturday. It was his first appearance in a game since March 13. The Braves gave the left-handed reliever an extended rest in attempt to avoid the fatigue he experienced early last year.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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