Ozzie Albies is gearing up to return to the Atlanta Braves before the regular season ends. Here’s the latest information on what’s coming next.
Ozzie Albies had an infield practice night near second base ahead of the Atlanta Braves’ three-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Truist Park on Tuesday. It’s another step in his recovery from a broken foot in a mid-June game with the Washington Nationals.
Now, as the Warriors enter the final full month of the 2022 MLB regular season with a 3.0-game NL East Behind the New York Mets, the 25-year-old Albis is gearing up for a rehab assignment after joining the Warriors on their final road trip through Pittsburgh. St. Louis.
“Ozzie likes to play baseball,” Atlanta manager Brian Sniteke said. “He was so excited to go on a road trip with us and just changed the landscape. He did a lot of work early on on the road and during BP (batting practice) so he was ready.”
What’s next for Ozzie Albies’ return to the Atlanta Braves?
Snitek said the Warriors plan to have Albis on Friday ( Sept. 1) “if all goes well” to Triple-A Gwinnett to complete his rehab mission. If Albies progresses as expected, the unofficial schedule could see Albies return to the lineup ahead of next weekend’s road trip that will take the Warriors through the second part of the West Coast swing that starts in Oakland and ends in Seattle and San Francisco.
After its current home game, Atlanta will next play the Philadelphia Phillies at Truist Park on September 16.
The return of Albies will have interesting ripple effects on the Warriors’ roster as rookie Vaughn Grissom has moved into second base role and released. The 324/.361/.500 slash has hit 68 at-bats since making his MLB debut on Aug. 10. Once Albies is back, Snitker can choose to let him move when needed.
“We’ve discussed it. You have to have a plan,” Sniteke said. “These things seem to have taken care of themselves. Too many players is a good thing.”