If Atlanta Braves reach the World Series, they will not be able to count on outfielder Adam Duvall. The team confirmed on Tuesday that Duvall suffered an oblique injury, which will sideline him for the rest of the postseason.
Duvall got injured on Monday during the National League Championship Series opener against LA Dodgers while at-bats. He was removed from the Braves’ NLCS roster as a result, with the team activating utility man Johan Camargo as his replacement.
“He popped that thing pretty good,” said Braves’ manager Brian Snitker. “I hate it for him, and with the year he’s had and the work he puts into it and then to have that happen, I hate that for him.”
Braves didn’t miss Adam Duvall all that much in Game 2 against the Dodgers, securing an 8-7 win that gave them a 2-0 lead in the series. However, his absence might get notable down the stretch, considering his notable play in 2020.
In 57 games during the regular season, Duvall batted .237 while ranking No.3 in NL with 16 home runs. He had one homer in the postseason.
It made sense for the Braves to turn to Camargo, considering he provides depth on various positions, having played all four infield positions and the right field and left field in the past four years. In 35 games this season, he batted .200 and has four home runs and nine RBIs.