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MLB Injury News:
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird underwent a procedure to
remove a kidney stone earlier in the week. To allow him additional time to
recover, the Braves placed the veteran backstop on the 15-day disabled list. To
fill Laird’s spot on their roster, Atlanta activated B.J. Upton from the DL,
the team has announced.
B.J. Upton has been activated from the disabled list and Gerald Laird has been placed on the DL (retro to 7/26).
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 3, 2013
#Braves lineup: Simmons 6 J. Upton 9 Freeman 3 Gattis 2 C. Johnson 5 Uggla 4 B.J. Upton 8 Terdoslavish 7 Beachy 1
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 3, 2013
Back in tonight’s lineup, Upton is batting seventh and manning
center field for the Braves. He’s returning from a right adductor strain, which
has sidelined him since prior to the All-Star break. Upton suffered his injury
right around the same time Justin Upton and Jason Heyward did before the
mid-season hiatus, but he was the only one of the trio to require a stint on
The Braves are hoping they are getting an improved Upton for
the second half of the season. After signing a five-year, $75 million deal with
Atlanta this offseason, the 28-year-old hit only .177/.266/.300 over 318 plate
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