Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.
Simmons hurt his finger on a head-first slide in Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
The Braves on Monday said Simmons' hand will be in a cast for four weeks. His status will be updated after the cast is removed.
The injury was confirmed when Simmons was examined by team physician Gary Lourie. Simmons was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Simmons, 22, began the year in the minor leagues. Another rookie, Tyler Pastornicky, opened the season as the starting shortstop and may be recalled to replace Simmons.
General manager Frank Wren said he spoke with manager Fredi Gonzalez on Monday about the team's options at shortstop. He said the team likely will make a roster move on Thursday.
''Fredi and I spoke this afternoon and we've started the process by talking with our scouts and will continue discussions with our minor league staff over the next few days to determine their thoughts ...