McLouth aggravates his hamstring strain
Nate McLouth’s ailing left hamstring may prevent him from making his expected return to the Braves lineup this week.
McLouth removed himself during the fifth inning of Double-A Mississippi’s game against West Tennessee on Saturday night. The 28-year-old center fielder exited after aggravating his hamstring while racing into the gap to catch a fly ball.
Because there wasn’t much discoloration and McLouth still possessed satisfactory strength in his leg, the Braves are hoping that this is just a mild aggravation of an injury that he originally suffered on Aug. 8.
Even though McLouth is eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday, the Braves were contemplating the possibility of activating him on Tuesday, after the rosters have expanded. It now appears they’ll have to wait a little longer for the return of their leadoff hitter and center fielder.