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Freak injuries continue for the Atlanta Braves

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Braves News

Braves survive wild swing in 12-7 win over Marlins

Tyler Flowers drove in four runs and Nick Markakis his his 11th home run of the season in a wacky 12-7 win over the Marlins.

Smith, Ruiz expected among Braves' September call ups

Mallex Smith and Rio Ruiz will be among the players called up to Atlanta following the minor league playoffs according to head coach Brian Snitker.

Talking Chop podcast episode 31: Ozzie Albies, third base and Ender Inciarte

Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the freak Ozzie Albies injury, the second half offensive surge by Ender Inciarte and what the Braves have planned for the third base position going forward.

Foltynewicz exits with left calf contusion after comebacker

Mike Foltynewicz left Monday’s game against the Marlins in the fourth inning after he was struck in his left calf by a line drive off the bat of Marcell Ozuna. X-rays came back negative but Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated that the team would take a day-to-day approach with Foltynewicz going forward.

Dansby Swanson injures groin in bizarre accident in-between innings

Dansby Swanson left Monday’s game in the middle of the fourth inning after he was hit by an errant throw from catcher Tyler Flowers who was warming up Ryan Weber.

MLB News

Danny Salazar to miss three to four weeks with a mild flexor strain

Indians starter Danny Salazar left his last start in the fourth inning due to tightness in his forearm and was diagnosed with a mild flexor strain. He will need three to four weeks of recovery and won’t resume throwing for at least 10 days.

David Ortiz ties Mickey Mantle with 536th home run

David Ortiz hit his 33rd home run of the season and the 536th of his career tying him for 17th place on the all-time list with Yankees great Mickey Mantle.

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