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Atlanta Braves News: Rio Ruiz will see the bulk of playing time at third

Atlanta’s crowded infield situation just got a bit more clear.

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Braves notes: Ruiz has 3B job, Fried’s role unclear, Flowers improving

When Brandon Phillips was traded it was initially thought that Camargo would see the majority of the playing time at third base. However, Rio Ruiz has gotten off to a hot start since being recalled and Brian Snitker says Camargo will be worked in sparingly due to the fact that he is still not 100 percent.

“He’s probably not going to split time,” Snitker said of Camargo. “He’ll be worked in. He’s another one that’s not physically able to go out and play five games in a row, three games in a row. So probably just pick and choose. There will be no structure. He’ll get time at the end of a game, double switches, defensive moves, stuff like that, pinch-hitting. But right now, to say he can come in and play every day is a probably a little bit far-fetched.”

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