Injuries & Roster Moves: Fried to IL

June 22nd, 2021

Keep track of the Braves’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 22: LHP Max Fried placed on 10-day IL
Fried was sent to the injured list with a blister on his left index finger, an issue which arose during his final batter faced during a June 18 start. His status on the IL is retroactive to June 19.

June 22: RHP Kyle Wright recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett
Wright was recalled to fill Fried’s rotation spot on Wednesday, which would’ve been Wright’s day to pitch for Gwinnett. In his lone MLB start this season, on April 16, Wright allowed two runs on three hits in 4 1/3 innings.

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

OF Guillermo Heredia (right wrist inflammation)
Expected return:
June 23-24
Heredia was a late scratch from Tuesday’s lineup, and there’s no immediate indication of where his injury stems from. He started both games of Monday’s doubleheader, going 0-for-4 with two walks. (Last updated: June 22)

10-day IL

LHP Max Fried (blister on left index finger)
Expected return:
Early July
Fried’s blister issue is not believed to be a serious one, as Braves manager Brian Snitker suggested Fried “probably could” pitch right now if he had to. The hope is that Fried returns as soon as he’s eligible. (Last updated: June 22)

LHP (left forearm strain)
Expected return:
Early July
Davidson will rest 10 days before being re-evaluated. An MRI exam showed no structural damage. (Last updated: Jun 16)

OF (fractured fingers)
Expected return:
TBD
The Braves were hoping Ozuna had simply dislocated the ring and middle fingers of his left hand during the May 25 win over the Red Sox. But an examination performed after the outfielder returned to Atlanta on May 26 showed both fingers were also fractured. He was likely to miss at least six weeks while the fractures healed, but was arrested on domestic violence charges on May 29. (Last updated: May 31)

C (strained left hamstring)
Expected return: TBD
Jackson has started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett and will likely remain in the Minors once his assignment is complete. (Last updated: May 21)

LHP (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return:
Possibly before the end of June
Dayton battled some shoulder discomfort before the Braves placed him on the injured list for the second time this season. The lefty could be brought back to provide bullpen depth at some point this year. (Last updated: June 5)

60-day IL

RHP (fractured right hand)
Expected return: Not before the second half of August
Ynoa will need at least six weeks to recover from the hand fracture he suffered when he punched the dugout bench in Milwaukee on May 16. He would then need approximately a month to make the proper preparations to rejoin Atlanta's rotation. The Braves transferred Ynoa to the 60-day injured list on May 31. (Last updated: May 31)

C (torn ligaments in left thumb)
Expected return: Possibly August
The Braves haven’t set a timetable for d’Arnaud’s return from left thumb surgery, but there now seems to be some hope he might be available at some point in August. (Last updated: June 4)