Prado will miss at least a week
The Braves seemingly got some good news Saturday, when they determined that Martin Prado has a fractured right pinky finger that may cause him to miss just seven-to-10 games.
Braves manager Bobby Cox said he will wait at least another day before determining whether Prado will be placed on the disabled list. Once the All-Star second baseman proves he can grip a bat, he’ll be cleared to begin swinging again.
“If anybody can get back in the lineup quickly, it’s him,” Cox said of Prado, who suffered the fracture while sliding head first toward the plate during the 10th inning of Friday night’s win over the Reds.
The Braves have technically called Prado’s injury a stable avulsion fracture of PIP joint of his right pinky finger.