Latest Braves News: Just In Atlanta Braves Confirm Another Important Addition To The Squad

More good news about Austin Riley’s injury for the Braves.
Austin Riley is not in the starting lineup for the second straight game as the Braves prepare for the second of a three-game series against the Cubs at Truist Park.

Due to discomfort in his abdomen, Atlanta’s All-Star third baseman left the game early on Sunday; however, Brian Snitker downplayed the severity of the injury.

He woke up sore in the morning and had an MRI, which showed only inflammation, so he wasn’t in the lineup against the Cubs last night. Riley appeared to have escaped a stay in IL, and today’s events supported that theory.

According to David O’Brien of The Athletic, Snitker informed the Atlanta reporters that Austin Riley felt “much better” and was even “having trouble finding the spot that’s sore in his side.”
Riley’s replacement, Zack Short, got off to a strong offensive and defensive start last night, driving in a run and scoring one of his own. Although it’s clear that the Braves anticipate Austin Riley to return very soon, it’s great to see Short step up when needed.


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