McCann, Linebrink return; Braves place Hanson on DL

The Atlanta Braves welcomed back All-Star day disabled list on Sunday.

Starting pitcher Tommy Hanson, however, landed on the DL with right shoulder tendinitis, a move retroactive to August 7.

McCann hasn't played since July 26 because of a strained left oblique, while a lower back strain shelved Linebrink, who last pitched on July 29.

Prior to his DL stint, McCann batted .306 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI over 91 games this season. Linebrink made 50 appearances for the Braves, posting a 4-2 record with a save and 2.95 earned run average.

Hanson is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 2011.

The Braves also optioned relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett.