Atlanta Braves infielder Ozzie Albies has been ramping up his rehab in recent weeks and is expected to begin a rehab assignment sometime next week. Albies has been out since June 13 when he suffered a fracture in his left foot during an at-bat. He underwent surgery two days later and was placed on the 60-day injured list.
The Braves have cycled through several different options at second base while Albies was out. Orlando Arcia has seen the bulk of playing time before he suffered a hamstring injury of his own. Phil Gosselin, Robinson Cano and Ehire Adrianza are others that have seen playing time in place of Albies. After Arcia’s injury, the Braves promoted Vaughn Grissom and he has played every day and has been impressive since his arrival in the major leagues.
Albies was hitting .244/.289/.405 with eight home runs and an 89 wRC+ in 263 plate appearances at the time of the injury.