Atlanta Braves

Ozzie Albies fractures pinky, will miss rest of season

COBB COUNTY, Ga — Days after returning from the disabled list, Atlanta Braves second baseman, Ozzie Albies, will now miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his pinky during Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Albies appeared to injure his finger during a head-first slide into second base.

The Braves had just activated Albies off his rehabilitation assignment with the Gwinnett Stripers, with him making the return to the lineup in Friday’s series opener against the Phillies.

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After the game, Braves Manager Brian Snitker said he was hopeful that Albies could return to the team during the playoffs.

Albies previous injury on June 13, he exited a game after the team confirmed he fractured his left foot during an at-bat, which put him on the 60-day injured list.


In Albies previous absence, rookie Vaughn Grissom shined for Atlanta, playing second base. Presumably, Grissom right back into that role as the starter with Albies sidelined.

The rookie quickly impressed with a home run in his MLB debut against the Red Sox on August 10. In 32 games with the Braves, Grissom is batting .301 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 122 plate appearances.

The Braves are in the heat of an NL East division title chase with the New York Mets. The Braves are one game behind New York as of Sunday morning.

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