Braves' Ozzie Albies Reinstated from IL After Foot Injury; Last Played June 13

Erin WalshSeptember 16, 2022

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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list, the team announced Friday.

Albies has not played for the Braves since fracturing his left foot in a game against the Washington Nationals in June. He appeared to suffer the injury on a swing.

Justin Toscano @JustinCToscano

Ozzie Albies appeared to hurt himself on this swing. He has exited the game, and Orlando Arcia has taken over at second base. <a href="https://t.co/x6JDXiDTeR">pic.twitter.com/x6JDXiDTeR</a>

Albies had been on a rehab assignment in Triple-A before being reinstated. He went 5-for-5 and hit a walk-off home run for the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday.

Before breaking his foot, Albies was hitting .244/.289/.405 with eight home runs, 33 RBI and three stolen bases in 62 games with the Braves.

The 25-year-old is in his sixth season with the Braves and has won two Silver Slugger awards and earned two All-Star selections since entering the league in 2017. One of his best seasons came in 2021 when he hit .259/.310/.488 with 30 home runs, 106 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 156 games.

When Albies was out with injury, Orlando Arcia, Robinson Canรณ and Phil Gosselin took turns filling in at second base. Vaughn Grissom also was recalled last month and has hit .304/.355/.482 with five home runs in 31 games.

The Braves enter Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies second in the NL East with an 88-55 record, one game behind the first-place New York Mets.


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