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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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Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 04, 2022, in New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 9-2.
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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.

Jean Segura #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies checks on an apparently injured Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves after Albies slid into second base in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game at Truist Park on Sept. 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jean Segura #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies checks on an apparently injured Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves after Albies slid into second base in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game at Truist Park on Sept. 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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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.

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets on  Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets on  Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Albies is likely to miss the rest of the regular season, but could return for postseason ball.

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