Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki will undergo x-rays and a CT scan on his left elbow after he was hit by a pitch in the 9th inning of Tuesday’s 6-1 victory over the Pirates. The Braves tweeted they will announce the results of those tests on Wednesday morning.
Any kind of serious injury to Suzuki’s elbow would (obviously) be a significant blow to Atlanta. Suzuki and Tyler Flowers have formed a 50-50 split behind the plate this year, and losing the veteran backstop for any extended period of time would be tough to navigate. Suzuki is hitting .261/.325/.426, 103 wRC+ on the year.
Chris Stewart and Alex Jackson are both currently with the Gwinnett Braves, although neither would be ideal to use during the season’s final six weeks. Alex Anthopoulos will likely be checking the wires to see which catchers may have passed through waivers.
Here’s hoping Kurt will be OK. As always, we will provide an update as soon as the Braves provide one.