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Braves reinstate 2B Ozzie Albies from 10-day IL

MLB Trade Rumors logo MLB Trade Rumors 9/9/2020 Mark Polishuk, MLB Trade Rumors
a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies is back. © Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies is back.

Ozzie Albies is back on the Braves’ active roster, as the second baseman was activated from the 10-day injured list after missing over a month due to a bone contusion in his right wrist. In the corresponding move, infielder Johan Camargo was optioned to the Braves’ alternate training site.

Albies played in only 11 games and was hitting .159/.196/.273 in 46 plate appearances before being sidelined, though the Braves hope that a fully recovered Albies will now look more like his past All-Star form. Albies’ return should only enhance the Braves’ already-strong offense, and considering how Atlanta’s rotation has been ravaged by injuries, the Braves may need to slug their way through the pennant race until they can get some of their top hurlers back.

Camargo and Adeiny Hechavarria handled much of the second base duty while Albies was out, and Camargo will now head to the alternate site while the veteran Hechavarria remains as Atlanta’s lone current utility infield choice. The hitting struggles that plagued Camargo in 2019 have carried over to this season, as he has batted just .200/.244/.367 with four home runs in 127 plate appearances.

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