Prado to Miss Rest of the Season

By Bill Shanks

September 28. 2010

The Braves have announced that infielder Martin Prado will miss the remainder of the season. A MRI showed Prado has a hip pointer and a torn external oblique muscle. The injuries will require two months rest, but Prado should be ready to go in spring training.

Prado was injured Monday night on a tremendous diving catch on a ball hit by Dan Uggla. An inning later Prado was at the plate and almost collapsed on a swing as he grabbed his hip.

The Braves started Brooks Conrad tonight at third base. They could also use Troy Glaus or Eric Hinske at third base. Both were stars at the position in the American League. Diory Hernandez is another option.

Prado finishes his season with a .307 batting average, 15 home runs and 66 RBI in 599 at bats.

He broke a bone in his right pinkie on July 31 and missed two weeks. That injury has lingered, however, as Prado has repeatedly shook his hand after at bats.

Atlanta has now lost Prado, Kris Medlen, Chipper Jones, and Brandon Hicks to season-ending injuries. Takashi Saito and Jair Jurrjens are both hoping to return from injuries this week, but it