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Astros’ Brian McCann goes on 7-day concussion DL

The Astros have placed catcher Brian McCann on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to May 20.

The team did not specify when McCann’s injury occured. He played Friday against the Indians, but sat out yesterday’s game.

Evan Gattis will help fill the catcher’s role in McCann’s absence, and the team called up catcher Juan Centeno from Triple-A Fresno.

McCann, a seven-time All Star, has six home runs, 25 RBIs and an OPS of .819 in 30 games during his first season with the Astros.

I’m not saying this only to be critical. Hunter Pence reminds us every day you don’t have to be smooth to be a major-league baseball player. It’s just to say Tebow is a work in progress, and I want to emphasize the trying extremely hard part of the equation.

He’s putting the work in, and you can see he’s getting comfortable in the outfield, Leger said after the game the first time I watched Tebow play, on May 2. It’s good to see him making plays, taking the right routes. Arm is getting stronger. His at-bats are getting better. You see consistency. Sometimes when he gets out of rhythm, we try and get him back in rhythm. He knows, and we know, it’s going to be a process. It’s going to take some time to get that rhythm at the plate. He’s already had it, it just goes on and off, just like every other player. Once he finds it, he’s got the right tools to be a good player.

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