Earlier today, the Braves activated Nick Markakis and placed Johan Camargo on the 10-day IL with a shin fracture – not a contusion like they have been calling it. Further tests revealed that Camargo did indeed suffer a slight break to his right shin after fouling a ball off of it on Wednesday night. However, the Braves have not ruled him out for the entire season. Brian Snitker provided some clarity on the situation before tonight’s game in Washington.
Snitker said they'll treat Camargo's shin fracture like a bruise and there's a chance he could be ready in three weeks. Still, it seems unlikely he'd have enough time to recover and make the necessary preparations to possibly become a legit postseason roster candidate.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 13, 2019
There’s a chance Camargo could be ready for the postseason, although, I would not hold my breath. It’s a gut-punch for a player that has had a forgetful 2019 but was just starting to turn things around. After spending two-plus weeks in Gwinnett, where he hit .483 in 14 games, Camargo was finding his footing once again in Atlanta this month, looking like a player that belonged on the playoff roster. If there is a positive looking at it from the Braves perspective; it’s that they are one of the deepest teams in baseball, and Alex Anthopoulos has done a wonderful job at maintaining that depth despite a wave of injuries in the second half of the season.