Thursday July 3, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves activated infielder Martin Prado from
the disabled list Thursday and optioned infielder Brent Lillibridge
to Triple-A Richmond. Manager Bobby Cox listed Prado as the starter at second base against the Phillies, but he watched Prado take batting practice before announcing the move.
Prado missed 55 games since he was placed on the disabled list
on May 5 with a sprained left thumb. He was hitting .282 in 18
games. Prado was 5-for-19 (.263) in five games with Double-A
Mississippi in his injury rehabilitation assignment. The Braves also have had Chipper Jones, Mark Kotsay, Yunel Escobar and Omar Infante return from injuries this week.
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