Albies breaks finger; playoff return ‘a possibility’
Atlanta Braves secondbaseman Ozzie Albie broke her right pinky finger during Saturday night’s 4-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies ,, the team announced.
Braves manager Brian Snitker stated that Albies will be out for the remainder of the regular season, but said that he could return in the postseason. “
” I hate it for him. Snitker stated that his heart breaks for him. It’s terrible for him to think about all the things he had to go through in order to get here. He was having so much fun being the old Oz. He’s doing what he loves, playing ball. It’s a shame. “
Albies, 25, was injured as he slid head-first into second base in the fourth inning.
The injury occurred one day after he was activated from the 60-day injured list. He had been sidelined for 81 games because of a broken left foot suffered in June after making an awkward swing.
“Obviously it’s great that we got the win — that’s the most important thing — but it’s really sad that Ozzie hurt himself again,” Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. Translated. “We need him. It’s really sad, as I said. “
Albies has been batting. 247 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs this season. He is currently in his fifth major league season and won the Silver Slugger award in 2019 as well as 2021..
Signed by 2025, Albies was the National League’s leader in assists last season and made two All-Star Game appearances.
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