As I reported earlier, the Braves have placed Stephen Vogt on the 10-day IL with right hip inflammation. In a corresponding move, William Contreras is re-joining the major league club. However, we do have some promising news regarding Vogt’s injury. It initially looked to be season ending, but Brian Snitker said before tonight’s game that it isn’t nearly as serious as anticipated.
Just a day off for recently slumping Dansby Swanson, who's played all 139 games before today, started 138, and played every inning in 134.
Snitker said the hope is that Stephen Vogt will be ready to play again after 7-10 days of letting inflammation subside in the hip.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) September 10, 2021
From the sound of it, it appears we will be seeing Vogt on the field again in just a couple of weeks, which is good news. Vogt hasn’t been great at the plate with the Braves, but he’s beloved in the clubhouse and coming off arguably the best game of his career — a two homer performance against the Nationals. Plus, William Contreras, while a great prospect, probably isn’t quite ready for postseason baseball.