Ozzie Albies fractures his little finger and will miss the rest of the season – WSB-TV Channel 2

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

Albies appeared to injure his finger on a headfirst slide into second base.

The Braves had just activated Albies out of his rehabilitation mission with the Gwinnett Stripers, with him returning to the lineup in Friday’s series opener against the Phillies.

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After the game, Braves manager Brian Snitker said he hoped Albies could return to the team during the playoffs.

Injured at Albies on June 13, he left a game after the team confirmed he fractured his left foot in a batting game, which put him on the injured list of 60 days.

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In Albies’ previous absence, rookie Vaughn Grissom shone for Atlanta, playing second base. Presumably, Grissom returned to that starting role 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 RBIs in 122 plate appearances.

The Braves are in contention for the NL East Division title with the New York Mets. The Braves are one game behind New York on Sunday morning.

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