Feb 28, 2014; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; A baseball bat and batting gloves lie on the grass before the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles play in a spring training exhibition game at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Horrific Injury, Set To Return

The 6’4″ 195 pound Rome Braves player, Edison Sanchez, went down with a gruesome injury on June 29th.  After weeks of rehab, Sanchez is set to return to the field.

Edison has been with the Atlanta Braves organization since he was 17-years-old.  Now a 23 year old, Sanchez is currently playing for the Rome Braves, a place where he also played in 2012 and 2013.

After a productive 2013 season with the Rome Braves, Sanchez had 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 June 29 when his nasty injury occurred.

Sanchez was playing first base 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.  Rome tried to throw at this runner to get him out but were unsuccessful.  Then, the Rome’s third basemen saw Smith casually walking back to first.  They threw at him, Edison ran in front of him to tag and Smith made an attempt to get back to the bag and Smith stepped on the back of Sanchez’s ankle.  The metal cleats broke the skin.

The picture below may look too gruesome for you, so be careful.  Later Edison tweeted out “the tendon is a little off but nothing very serious”.

 

 

Now he’s set to return, take a look at the below tweets with myself and Edison.  The Rome Braves should expect to see Edison back on the field in the next couple days.

 

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