Braves don’t believe Ozzie Albies will need rehab assignment

Ozzie Albies

The positive injury news for the Braves came in droves prior to tonight’s contest against the Mets.

Kyle Wright is beginning his rehab assignment on Thursday in Rome. The hope is that he will be able to return sometime in September. Jesse Chavez also threw a live bullpen. He’s scheduled to throw another one soon, and if that goes well, he’ll also be starting a rehab assignment. The difference is, as a reliever, it won’t take Chavez nearly as long to get stretched out as Wright. Expect Chavez to return sooner, assuming there are no setbacks.

Those are two potentially massive additions to the pitching staff in the final month of the season, but before either of them comes back, Ozzie Albies will rejoin the Braves. It looks as if his IL stint was strictly precautionary. If he had to play today, he probably would. The Braves just didn’t want to take any chances with a soft tissue injury up more than 10 games in the division. It was a wise move, and Brian Snitker said today that Albies likely won’t have to participate in a rehab assignment before returning.

As Bowman notes, Albies is eligible to return on Friday against the Giants. It doesn’t seem like there’s any reason he won’t be ready for this weekend’s series in San Francisco, and his presence will be a very welcome sight for a Braves team that is rolling.

Photo: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

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