Braves third baseman Martin Prado injured while swinging the bat in fifth inningBy AP
Monday, September 27, 2010
Braves’ Prado injured while swinging bat
ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves third baseman Martin Prado left the game after getting hurt while swinging at a pitch in the fifth inning of Monday night’s game against the Florida Marlins.
Prado swung at a 1-1 pitch with runners at first and third and two outs, and hit it back to Florida right-hander Alex Sanabia.
Prado then grabbed his left side and grimaced after taking one step from the batter’s box. Manager Bobby Cox and assistant trainer Jim Lovell helped him to the dugout.
He was diagnosed with a left hip pointer and was listed day to day. He said he originally injured himself on a diving catch in the fourth inning, then aggravated it when he swung in the fifth.
Prado, an All-Star, was hitting .307 with 15 home runs and 66 RBIs entering the game. He was replaced by Brooks Conrad.
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