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Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Waiting for Swelling to Subside

August 12th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves got a scare Saturday night when Jordan Walden took a comebacker off his pitching hand in a loss to the Miami Marlins, but the good thing is that all he has to do is wait for the swelling to go down before he can pitch again.

X-rays on Walden's hand after the game were negative, and he was optimistic about getting back into the action soon.

“It’s just a bruise,” Walden told ajc.com. “It’s calmed down a lot today. Once this goes down, I’ll be good. Hopefully a couple of days.”

Walden took the loss on a wild pitch in Saturday's game, but he has just a 1.35 ERA over his last 29 appearances.

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