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Krol, Jackson expected back Friday

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PHILADELPHIA -- Braves manager Brian Snitker provided updates on four of Atlanta's five injured players before Monday's game.

Ian Krol, who has been out since Aug. 19 with a left oblique strain, threw two innings and allowed just one hit in a rehab appearance with Class A Advanced Florida on Sunday. Krol, along with fellow reliever Luke Jackson, who has been sidelined with a right shoulder strain since Aug. 4, are scheduled to pitch Wednesday and come off the DL on Friday.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Braves manager Brian Snitker provided updates on four of Atlanta's five injured players before Monday's game.

Ian Krol, who has been out since Aug. 19 with a left oblique strain, threw two innings and allowed just one hit in a rehab appearance with Class A Advanced Florida on Sunday. Krol, along with fellow reliever Luke Jackson, who has been sidelined with a right shoulder strain since Aug. 4, are scheduled to pitch Wednesday and come off the DL on Friday.

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In a freak incident earlier in August, Johan Camargo suffered a right knee bone bruise while attempting to jump over the first-base line running onto the field before a game. Camargo has been out since Aug. 9, but he flew down to Florida on Monday to participate in batting practice. Outfielder Danny Santana joined him on that flight to Florida, having missed the past week with a left quad strain.

"Towards the end of the week, [they'll] get going in games," Snitker said, adding they'll likely finish out the Minor League season, which ends Sept. 3.

"Unless we need them prior to that," Snitker said.

Milestone watch

The last time the Braves were in Philly, outfielder Nick Markakis was nearing the 2,000-hit mark. He reached it less than a week later at home in Atlanta with a single off Alex Wood in front of the home fans. Markakis was the 10th active player to reach 2,000 hits, followed last week by Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

In this trip to Citizens Bank Park, it's Brandon Phillips on the edge of history, looking to become the 12th active player, and 287th overall, to cross the 2,000-hit threshold. Phillips entered Monday's game hitting .291 on the season, with 1,997 career hits.

Ben Harris is a reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia who covered the Braves on Monday.

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