Braves infielder breaks finger one day after returning from broken foot
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It has been an unlucky couple of months for Ozzie Albies.
On June 13, the Atlanta Braves' infielder fractured his foot on a swing that caused him to miss more than three months.
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The Braves activated him off the 60-day injured list on Friday night, but 24 hours later, he broke his pinky.
The injury occurred when he was sliding into second base in the fourth inning – he was replaced by Vaughn Grissom.
Albies was played in his 64th game on Saturday, and although he has missed lots of time, he has not played to his two-time All Star resume.
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The 25-year-old is putting up career lows in just about every category, playing to a slash line of just .244/.288/.407.
The Braves have been practically unstoppable since June 1 despite an injured, and bad, Albies. Since the start of June, they are 66-28 and have erased a 10.5-game deficit in the NL East behind the New York Mets.
They took over the lead on Sept. 9 by half a game, but entering Saturday, they trailed by a game.
The Braves won the World Series last year without Ronald Acuna Jr., who is a far superior player to Albies, who has two Silver Slugger Awards under his belt.
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Albies is likely to miss the rest of the regular season, but could return for postseason ball.