After just one game, Johan Camargo is back on the major-league roster. The Braves announced today that he has been recalled, and Spring Training superstar Ehire Adrianza has been placed on the IL.
The #Braves today recalled INF Johan Camargo to the active roster and placed INF Ehire Adrianza on the injured list.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 3, 2021
Apparently, this doesn’t have to do with an actual injury. Adrianza was away from the team yesterday for personal reasons, and now he must go through COVID-19 protocols. The Braves were already playing with a four-man bench, so they couldn’t risk waiting for him to return. Now, Adrianza will be out for at least the next ten days, and Camargo will have a chance to prove he deserves a permanent spot on the major-league roster.
Adrianza earned his way onto the Opening Day roster with his Spring Training performance, hitting .400 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 40 at-bats. Meanwhile, Camargo continued to struggle against major-league pitching, which is why he began the year at the team’s alternate training site. I imagine Adrianza will be back on the roster once he’s cleared to return; it would be incredibly unfortunate if he lost out on an opportunity to carve out a full-time role with the Braves due to personal issues.