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Brian Snitker on ejection, Charlie Culberson’s injury (UPDATED)

Snitker gets emotional while discussing Culberson’s injury.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Snitker met with reporters following the Braves win Saturday over the Nationals. Snitker told reporters that Charlie Culberson was awake and alert when he departed for the hospital but that he didn’t have anything to report yet in regards to his status going forward.

Snitker said that he didn’t think the injury was in Culberson’s eye socket and he and the team are hoping and praying for the best. He stopped short of commenting on his ejection from the game. Snitker was nearly overcome with emotion during the interview and you can see that his love of his players is genuine.

At this point, we probably won’t see an official update on Culberson until sometime on Sunday. The Braves will wrap up their road trip with the Nationals on Sunday.

Plate umpire Tim Timmons told reporters after the game that he checked with first base umpire Bill Welke to determine whether or not Culberson offered at the pitch.

Nationals manager Dave Martinez had this to say about Culberson’s injury. He also defended leaving Rodney in after the hit by pitch. Rodney did not meet with reporters following the game.

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