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Atlanta Braves Recall Jose Constanza Amid Outfield Injuries

July 13th, 2013 at 9:33 AM
By Cody Fields

With all of the Atlanta Braves' starting outfielders being injured within 27 hours of each other, the club has recalled Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett, braves.com reports.

Constanza has hit .260 with 13 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 63 games with Gwinnett this season. He has played 79 games with the Braves over the last two seasons.

Fredi Gonzalez said that a corresponding move to make room for Constanza would be announced Saturday, though not necessarily a move of anyone to the disabled list. The Braves could opt to, at least temporarily, option a pitcher.

“We’re going to talk through some different scenarios, some situations and some different options we could have to get a body up here tomorrow,” Gonzalez said on ajc.com.

The move was necessitated after B.J. Upton left in the first inning and Justin Upton in the seventh inning of Friday's game and Jason Heyward in the second inning of Thursday's game. All are being evaluated daily, but Jordan Schafer is on the disabled list for at least another month, giving the Braves one uninjured natural outfielder in Reed Johnson.

The Braves finished Friday's game with Joey Terdoslavich and Tyler Pastornicky getting their first Major League action in the outfield.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, B.J. Upton, Baseball, Fredi Gonzalez, Jason Heyward, Jordan Schafer, Jose Constanza, Justin Upton, MLB

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