Brian McCann C/1B/DH NYY Oct 17 '78

Braves general manager Frank Wren said Sunday that he and Brian McCann's agent have agreed to delay contract extension talks until after the season.

"We've spoken and both sides have decided to wait until the end of the year," Wren said on SiriusXM's Inside Pitch show. McCann will be a free agent after the 2013 season, but the Braves, understandably, likely want to see how he looks following shoulder surgery before committing big money to him. The 28-year-old Braves backstop is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season while recovery from a procedure to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

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