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Braves' Jack Wilson leaves with finger injury
Major League Baseball

Braves' Jack Wilson leaves with finger injury

Published Jul. 14, 2012 2:51 a.m. ET

Jack Wilson left the Atlanta Braves' game against the New York Mets on Friday night with a dislocated finger, forcing Martin Prado to play shortstop for the first time in four years.

Wilson is the second Braves shortstop to injure his right little finger this week.

The Braves said Wilson dislocated the middle joint of the right little finger and X-rays were negative. His status will be updated Saturday.

Wilson started at shortstop as the Braves waited to replace rookie Andrelton Simmons, who will miss at least one month after breaking his right little finger on Sunday.


Manager Fredi Gonzalez said before the game the team was waiting one more day to make a move. He said a trade was possible.

Wilson's right hand hit the ground as he slid while chasing a grounder by Kirk Nieuwenhuis into center field in the fourth inning. Wilson immediately walked off the field.

Prado, who started in left field, moved to shortstop for the first time since playing two games at the position in 2008.

The versatile Prado has started at second base and third base for the Braves. He is viewed as a possible replacement in 2013 for third baseman Chipper Jones, who is retiring after the season.


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