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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Braves activated Brian McCann off the disabled list on Monday, completing the catchers comeback from surgery on his throwing shoulder last October. Wholesale Cheap Jerseys . The six-time All-Star was in the starting lineup for the opening game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds. McCann tore the labrum in his right shoulder and had surgery on Oct. 16. Hed felt discomfort for most of the season, when he batted a career-low .230 with 20 homers and 67 RBIs in 121 games. "Im excited," he said before the game. "When you have a surgery like I had, you dont know how your body is going to respond to it. Shoulders play a big part in what we do. To be able to be here 6 1/2 months out of surgery and feel the way I do, Im very pleased." McCann played seven games in the minors as a rehabilitation assignment. He batted .348 with one double, four homers and nine RBIs at Class A and Triple-A. The biggest question was how his shoulder would respond to all the throwing. "I had a really good rehab stint," McCann said. "Things went well, just the way the ball was coming out (on throws) and how I was recovering the next day. I pushed it as much as I could and woke up the next day feeling good. The strength is there and the durability is there." Manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to play McCann for the first two games of the series, then give him off for a day game on Wednesday. "I can tell you this: He aint going to be the McCann of old where you can run him in there six or seven days, at least not at the beginning," Gonzalez said. The Braves optioned utility player Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett to open a roster spot. Pastornicky went 1 for 7 with a double in six games. Right fielder Jason Heyward asked permission to take batting practice on Monday, another step in his recovery from surgery to remove his appendix on April 22. Gonzalez expects Heyward to take batting practice and work out during the series in Cincinnati. The Braves will decide at the end of the week whether the outfielder is ready to start a rehabilitation assignment in the minors. Heyward initially thought hed be out of the lineup until the end of May, but his recovery is going better than expected. "Im encouraged by the way he feels," Gonzalez said. "He keeps doing better and getting stronger. Well keep it coming." Wholesale Jerseys Online .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. NFL Jerseys Wholesale . 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. The World Anti-Doping Agency provisionally suspended the Moscow Antidoping Center on Sunday, saying its operations must improve or a six-month ban on the facilitys accreditation will be imposed.http://www.cheapjerseysoff.org/ .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup.PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh spent four games last June futilely flailing away at Tuukka Rask as the Boston goalie shoved the Penguins out of the Eastern Conference finals one remarkable save at a time. Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. "To get chances and capitalize on them is huge. Thats a big building block for us." Sutter and Jussi Jokinen scored 6:58 apart in the third period and the Penguins held on. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for Pittsburgh, including a sliding save on David Krejci just before the final horn. Chris Kunitz picked up his sixth goal of the season for the Penguins while Sidney Crosbys assist pushed his points total to an NHL-high 21. "We played the right way and we were the better team tonight," Jokinen said. "It kind of felt like a playoff game, a little bit those same matchups like last spring. Lots of hitting, lots of battles." Battles the Penguins won. Then again, thats what happens this time of year. Pittsburgh is 9-1 in its last 10 regular-season games against Boston. Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla scored for the Bruins. Rask finished with 28 saves, but couldnt stop Boston from dropping a road game for the first time this season. "We didnt play to our identity," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "We didnt play a heavy game for two periods tonight. We had to play three periods like we did in the third and that wasnt the case." The meeting between the teams was the first since Bostons emphatic four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals, when the Bruins suffocated the NHLs highest scoring team into submission. The Penguins scored only twice in nearly 14 periods of hockey and never led at any point, undone by Bostons defence and a near flawless performance by Rask, who stopped 134 of 136 shots in the series. Nearly five months later, little has changed. "I think the intensity and the atmosphere, not quite sure it was April and May and Junee, but it was certainly a good night for a Wednesday night rivalry game in October," Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys. Kunitz gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead in the second period when he collected a shot from teammate Kris Letang with his chest then backhanded by Rask with his back to the net. The power-play goal was the fifth given up by the Bruins in their last seven penalty kills. Bergeron tied it 1:05 into the third period with a tricky deflection between his legs over Fleurys shoulder. The fun was just starting. Sutter took a pass from Pascal Dupuis and raced in on Rask, wristing a shot over the goalies shoulder for his first regular-season goal since April. "He leaned on it and I went down and then he shot it," Rask said. "I told him good shot." Jokinen followed with 3:02 remaining when he forced a turnover high in Bostons zone and broke in on Rask, using a screen to whisk the puck past Rasks stick for his sixth goal. The Penguins ended up needing the cushion. Iginlas slap shot from the point zipped by Fleury with 1:43 left and Boston spent the final 90 seconds buzzing the Pittsburgh net but couldnt tie it up. "We didnt give too many chances but we couldnt stop them," Rask said. "Thats just about it. Weve got to stop giving up these third-period goals." The injury riddled Penguins have tweaked their formula a bit since June, trying to play a bit more responsibly on their end of the ice while still relying on Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to carry the offence. Bostons roster underwent a slightly more aggressive overhaul, including the signing of Iginla. He spent two months with the Penguins last spring in search of his first Stanley Cup title after more than 15 years in Calgary. He had five goals and six assists in 13 regular-season games with Pittsburgh and had four more goals in the playoffs but disappeared against the Bruins, though he was hardly alone. Iginlas return barely caused a stir. There was no video tribute or hand from the crowd. Only when he was knocked to the ice by Malkin and Kris Letang to end the first period -- and again dropped by Malkin in the second -- did a faint level of disapproval arise. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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