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Braves – Markakis lands on IL with a broken wrist



Nick Markakis, an outfielder of Atlanta Braves, was diagnosed with a broken left wrist after being struck by a blow during Friday's game. Markakis was hit on the left wrist in the sixth inning of Atlanta's 9-2 victory over Philadelphia by a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Cole Irvin. Markakis wore a splint on his arm after the win.

This is the first time that the experienced right fielder has been on the injured list of Braves in his five seasons. Markakis has played at least 155 games in 11 of his first 13 seasons with the majors. He has nine home runs and 55 RBIs this season .284.

Braves' outfielder Nick Markakis is looked at by a member of the team's medical staff along with manager Brian Snitker, after being hit in the hand by a strike against FC Barcelona Phillies on Friday. Photo by Rich Schultz / Getty Images

Markakis has been one of the most enduring players since joining the league in 2006. For the past 14 seasons, Markakis has been the only player to score more than 100 goals in each season. According to ESPN Stats & Information.

Infielder Dansby Swanson was also placed on the 10-day IL with a bruise on his right foot, retroactive to Wednesday. Swanson hits .265 with 17 home runs and 57 RBIs.

To fill the open roster, the Braves restored left-hander Max Fried from the injured list and recalled outfield player Adam Duvall of Triple-A Gwinnett.

Fried had been to IL since July 16 and had a blister on his left index finger. At the time, manager Brian Snitker said he did not want Fried to survive the injury.

Duvall has played in 33 games for the Braves this season, beating .132 in 53 bats.


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