The Atlanta Braves will be without Michael Harris for the next 10 days after he was placed on the injured list prior to Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres. The Braves recalled outfielder Eli White from Gwinnett to take Harris’ spot on the active roster.
The #Braves today recalled OF Eli White to Atlanta and placed OF Michael Harris II on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 7, 2023
Harris left Thursday’s game after the third inning with what was deemed precautionary with lower back discomfort. Brian Snitker said that Harris first felt something in the back while banging into the outfield wall on a catch. He added that he was day-to-day, but the decision was made Friday to go ahead and place him on the injured list.
Harris played a big part in Atlanta’s run to a fifth straight division title and won the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. Sam Hilliard replaced Harris in center field and will likely see plenty of time there along with White while Harris is out.
White turned heads with his performance during the spring. He is 4-for-17 with three home runs in four games with Gwinnett.