Reeling Braves lose shortstop Alex Gonzalez?

Published: September 28, 2011


Alex GonzalezWith one game to play, the Atlanta Braves suddenly find themselves tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League wild card. Losing four games in a row at this stage of the season can do that to a club.

The Braves will likely take on the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday in the season’s final game without the services of shortstop Alex Gonzalez. He “had to leave Tuesday night’s game with a strained right calf, the same injury which had kept him out of the final four games of the Braves last road trip,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested that it was “more serious than just re-aggravating his sore calf,” the Journal-Constitution reports.

Gonzalez is hitting .241 with 15 homers. The team called up Tyler Pastornicky to back up Jack Wilson for Wednesday’s game, the paper reports.

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