Braves third baseman Garcia out with hamstring injury


Braves manager Brian Snitker said third baseman Adonis Garcia’s left hamstring injury isn’t serious but the team plans to rest him for a few days.

Garcia left Saturday’s game at the Mets after he grounded out in the first inning and played the field in the bottom of the inning.

“It wasn’t bad,” Snitker said before the Braves faced the Yankees on Sunday. “It did tug and it’s kind of that lower hamstring thing so we are just going to make sure. We’ve got so much time left we just want to get him treated. It’s a day-to-day thing.

“Probably one of those things if it happened during the season he’d be playing right now. Something like that, we are going to back off for a few days.”

Garcia is projected to be the regular Braves third baseman this season. He started 123 games there in 2016 and hit .273 with a .311 on-base percentage while dramatically improving his defense after a stint at Triple-A Gwinnett.



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