By KEVIN MCALPIN
680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Wednesday morning, the Braves activated Ozzie Albies from the Injured List after missing the last 27 games with a bone contusion in his right wrist. Initially, the injury appeared relatively minor when it initially occurred, Albies has been on the shelf for nearly half of the 2020 regular season. And, it was clear that something wasn’t right for the All-Star second baseman, as he hit just .159 with two doubles and one homer in eleven games played this year. While the wrist hadn’t necessarily gotten worse in late July, it wasn’t improving. And it certainly took much, much longer than anyone had anticipated.
In four Big League seasons, Albies is a lifetime .276 hitter with 55 career homers, 94 doubles, 18 triples and 37 stolen bases. While Albies has mostly found himself in the second spot in the Atlanta order, he will likely slot much further down in the lineup when it’s announced later on this afternoon. We’ve seen Albies hit just about everywhere in the order, and will likely move into the sixth or seventh spots in Brian Snitker’s linep, at least to start.
As far as a corresponding move, Johan Camargo was optioned to the satellite training site in Gwinnett. After a solid Spring Training, the 26 year old Camargo struggled once again here in 2020, hitting just .200 with a .611 OPS in 35 games. Over his last 18 starts, Camargo hit just .191 with five doubles, one homer, three RBI and 19 strikeouts in 68 at bats.
Kevin McAlpin has covered the Braves since 2012 for @680TheFan and the @BravesRadioNet