Atlanta Braves lose second baseman Ozzie Albies to a fractured left foot in fifth innings.

Atlanta Braves Second baseman Ozzie Albies The game against the wolves was abandoned Monday Washington Nationals The team announced the news in the fifth inning, after he had broken his left foot.

Albies was hurt on a swing and fell to the ground.

He immediately sat up, looked at his injured foot, then he hopped onto his right foot and walked down the stairs to the Braves' clubhouse. He was replaced at the second base by a veteran backup Orlando Arcia.

Albies was 0-for-2 and had a run scored, but no walk. Arcia singled in the first at-bat.

The injury occurs as the defending champions of the world are recovering from a slow start. Atlanta entered Monday's game riding an 11-game winning streak that vaulted them to second place in National League East. This was 5.5 games behind the defending world champions. New York Mets.

Albies had 240 runs in the at-bats, with eight home runs and 33 RBIs. Albies, like the rest of the team, struggled to make it out of the gate following last November's World Series championship. But Albies raised his batting average from.246 to three stolen bases and hit largely outfield. 6 hole.

Albies, 25, has just completed his fifth season in major-league play and was awarded the Silver Slugger Award in 2021 as well as 2019. Albies signed thru 2025. Last season, Albies was the National League's leader in assists.

Rain in Washington delayed the start of Monday's game by almost 90 minutes. The Nationals switched their starting pitchers after the delay. This gave relief to the Nationals. Erasmo Ramirez Start over at a different spot Josiah Gray.

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