Despite the injuries to Johan Camargo and Charlie Culberson over the past week, the Braves core group of players have healed up and should be ready for the postseason. Dansby Swanson, Nick Markakis, Brian McCann, and Austin Riley have all returned to the field, and Ender Inciarte could be next.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports Inciarte, who suffered a severe hamstring injury back in the middle of August, is continuing to progress, and the Braves hope he can rejoin the team next week.
Ender Inciarte is currently completing some leg strengthening/running exercises in the outfield. The Braves are hoping to activate him before next week's series in Kansas City.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 17, 2019
The Gold-Glove center fielder struggled to begin the season before injuring his back. However, he was a different player when he returned. In the month before going down with a hamstring strain, Inciarte hit .293 with a .931 OPS and reminded us of just how electric he is in the outfield, recording numerous jaw-dropping plays. With Culberson out for the season, Camargo questionable to return, and Austin Riley still scuffling, Inciarte could pick back up in the starting outfield like he never left.