Injuries occur in the sporting world as frequently as the sun comes out but sometimes they are worse to look at than other times. On Sunday, a member of the Braves Single-A squad went down with a nasty injury.
Edison Sanchez has been with the Atlanta Braves organization since he was 17-years-old. Now a 23 year old, Sanchez is currently playing his 2014 season with the Rome Braves, a place where he also played in 2012 and 2013.
After a productive 2013 season with a slash line of .281/.387/.430 with six home runs, 36 RBIs, 36 runs and 18 doubles, Edison was promoted to the Lynchburg Hillcats at the start of 2014.
A struggling 60 games with the Hillcats where he only hit .218, the Braves decided to move Edison back down to Rome.
Rome was visiting the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday after when his nasty injury occurred.
The 6’4″ 195 pound Hillcat was playing first base on Sunday when Dominic Smith singled. A runner for Savannah moved up to third on the single but went pretty far up the baseline heading for home. Lynchburg tried to throw at this runner to get him out but were unsuccessful. Then, the Hillcat’s third basemen saw Smith casually walking back to first. They threw at him, Edison ran in front of him to tag and not realizing the play was still happening, Smith stepped on the back of Sanchez’s ankle. The metal cleats broke the skin.
The picture below may look more gruesome than the actual injury as Edison later tweeted out “the tendon is a little off but nothing very serious”.
— Edison Sanchez (@EdisonSanchez21) June 29, 2014
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