Braves’ Albies fractures finger day after return

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies left Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a fractured right pinky finger, the team announced.

Albies appeared to be injured as he slid into second base in the fourth inning.

The injury occurred one day after he was activated from the 60-day injured list. He had been sidelined because of a broken left foot suffered in June after making an awkward swing.

Albies, 25, is hitting .244 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs this season. He is in his fifth major league season, and he won a Silver Slugger award in 2019 and 2021.

Signed through 2025, Albies led the National League last season in assists and has made two All-Star Game appearances.

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