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Ozzie Albies’ debut delayed due to rescheduled doctor’s appointment

Braves must wait a few days for Albies spring debut.

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The Atlanta Braves had hoped originally that second baseman Ozzie Albies would make his spring debut in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, Albies planned doctor’s appointment on Monday had to be pushed back to Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict according to the AJC’s David O’Brien.

Braves manager Brian Snitker confirmed to O’Brien that the original plan was for Albies to be in the lineup on Tuesday.

“I was going to play him (Tuesday),” Snitker said. “He’s ready. He’s doing good. It’s just that in the protocol of how they do things, they want to see you one more time before they turn you loose. But he’s doing everything. He feels great, he’s in great shape, he’s ready to go.”

Assuming Wednesday’s trip to the doctor goes as planned, Albies will likely be cleared to resume full activities and could make his spring debut for the Braves later this week.

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