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Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Won’t Need DL Stint After Being Hit with Comebacker

August 11th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
By Cody Fields

Atlanta Braves reliever Jordan Walden added injury to insult when he was hit in his pitching hand with a comebacker in Atlanta's 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday, but he thankfully won't need a stint on the disabled list.

Walden completed two thirds of an inning, taking the loss after Adeiny Hechavarria tripled in the ninth and scored on a wild pitch, but the Braves are more concerned with the fact that he had to come out of the game when Logan Morrison lined a pitch off Walden's bare hand.

Somehow, Walden recovered and threw out Morrison at first, but he came out immediately with a bruised hand. X-rays taken after the game came out negative, though there was swelling.

The Braves' loss snapped their 14-game winning streak.

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Disabled List, Jordan Walden, Logan Morrison, Miami Marlins, MLB

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