Braves infielder Ozzie Albies breaks finger in second game back
Ozzie Albies will miss the rest of the regular season, and maybe more, after breaking his finger sliding into second base.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies will miss the rest of the regular season after the two-time All-Star broke his right pinky finger sliding head-first into second base in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. The two-time Silver Slugger Award winner only returned from the 60-day injured list on Friday after missing 81 games due to a fractured left foot, which he suffered on 13 June against the Washington Nationals.
“I hate it for him because my heart breaks for him,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “After everything he went through to get back here and then have that happen, God it’s horrible for him. He was having so much fun, being the old Oz, playing ball. What he loves to do.”
Albies is batting .247 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 64 games this season for the defending World Series champion Braves, who beat Philadelphia 4-3 to remain one game behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East. Atlanta is a lock to make the playoffs as they own a 10-and-a-half-game lead over the Phillies for the top wild card spot in the NL.