Injuries & Moves: Vines optioned; Albies update

April 22nd, 2024


April 22: RHP sent down; RHP Bryce Elder recalled
Vines was optioned after allowing four runs over five innings against the Rangers on Sunday night. The Braves filled this roster spot with Elder, who they recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Monday’s series opener against the Marlins.

April 19: INF recalled; OF optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett
The Braves rewarded Wall’s strong Spring Training by giving him a spot on the active roster. But he will now go to Triple-A to get regular at-bats and stay prepared should Atlanta eventually need him to fill an outfield spot. Williams will provide speed and defensive versatility off the bench.

10-day IL

2B (fractured right big toe)
Expected return: April 26
It looks like Albies could be activated when he becomes eligible on April 26. The three-time All-Star second baseman was cleared to take batting practice with the Braves before the April 22 game against the Marlins. His toe was fractured on April 15, when he was hit by a Spencer Arrighetti curveball in Houston. (Last updated: April 22)

C (left oblique tightness)
Expected return: Late April/early May
Murphy has started to play catch and complete some conditioning drills. But he still may be at least a week away from being cleared to begin swinging a bat. The 2023 All-Star catcher suffered a Grade 1 left oblique strain when he swung and missed a pitch against the Phillies on March 29. This is the least significant grade, but he still could be sidelined for approximately a month. (Last updated: April 15)

15-day IL

RHP (right ulnar collateral ligament)
Expected return: 2025
After visiting Dr. Keith Meister on April 8, Strider underwent internal brace surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on April 12 and will miss the rest of the 2024 season. (Last updated: April 13)