WASHINGTON — As a Atlanta Braves’ damage list scarcely got longer, a register continues to get younger.
On a same day third baseman Adonis Garcia had medicine on his left ring finger, outfielder Matt Kemp had to be private from a diversion opposite a Washington Nationals after apparently injuring his hamstring perplexing to go from initial to third.
Kemp was thrown out on a play and limped to a cave holding a behind of his leg.
“It only got a small tight. Just being cautious. Don’t wish to go down that same trail again,” Kemp pronounced after a game, that a Braves won 13-2.
“Tomorrow, we’ll see how it feels and go from there. Good thing we have a day off.”
Kemp has been one of a Braves’ best hitters this season, entering a diversion with a .326 normal (good for fourth in a NL), 11 home runs and 32 RBI.
The Braves are also personification though initial baseman Freddie Freeman, who suffered a damaged palm when he was strike by a representation final month.
Freeman is approaching to be out until around a All-Star Game, though Braves manager Brian Snitker pronounced Wednesday a liberation routine is going smoothly.
“They like where he’s during right now. There hasn’t been any setbacks or anything. Everything’s looking good and a doctors are assured that everything’s going excellent with him,” Snitker said. “He’ll be in a best figure of his life. He’s using bases and doing all that kind of stuff. He’s immature and healthy … Everything’s going as good as it can go right now.”
His name is Rio
Meanwhile, with Garcia out for an extended duration of time, the third bottom duties figure to go mostly to rookie Rio Ruiz.
The 23-year-old has strike .209/.312/.343 in 67 at-bats with a Braves. He’s strike dual homers and driven in 8 runs in 25 games.
In a minors, he was a .264/.350/.402 hitter in 6 seasons, so he projects as more of an on-base man than a energy hitter.
“Once we got here we was chasing out of a section utterly a bit. Now I’ve kinda been a small some-more studious in removing certain pitches,” Ruiz said. “Now it’s all about capitalizing on mistakes in a section and barreling those balls up.”
Ruiz did tub one round in Tuesday night’s 10-5 detriment to a Nationals, attack a two-run homer off Nats starter Joe Ross. However, he went 0-for-5 with 3 strikeouts on Wednesday.