Sept. 1: Albies has thankfully avoided a major injury, it would seem. David O’Brien of The Athletic tweets that x-rays on his knee came back negative, and manager Brian Snitker for now is considering Albies day-to-day. At the moment, there’s no expectation he’ll land on the injured list, although that outlook could change depending on how Albies feels in the next couple of days as he mends.
Aug. 31: Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies suffered an injury to his left leg/knee area in the fifth inning of tonight’s game against the Dodgers. Hitting left-handed, Albies fouled a ball off his leg and was unable to put weight on it as he attempted to walk off the field. He was carried back to the dugout by two members of the training staff.
The team hasn’t yet provided an update on Albies’ status. It’s still possible the 24-year-old will avoid serious injury, but it’s a scary situation for the NL East-leading Braves. Albies is having another quality season, hitting .259/.317/.482 with 23 home runs over 564 plate appearances while rating as a high-end defender and baserunner.
Ehire Adrianza came off the bench to hit for Albies. The utilityman could be in line for additional playing time if Albies requires an injured list stint. Orlando Arcia and Johan Camargo also remain on hand as infield depth options at Triple-A Gwinnett.