Prado activated from the disabled list
Martin Prado has been activated from the disabled list and placed in the Braves starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals.
Prado will bat third and play third base during this series opener against the Nationals. The All-Star second baseman had been sidelined since July 30 with a fractured right pinky finger.
With Chipper Jones out with a season-ending knee injury, Prado could serve as the Braves primary third baseman for the remainder of the season. Over the past two seasons, many within the organization have said this is the position that best satisfies his defensive skills.
Prado went 1-for-4 while playing a rehab game for Triple-A Gwinnett Monday night.