Braves Lose Johan Camargo to Bizarre Injury in Loss to Phillies

ATLANTA (AP) – Rookie shortstop Johan Camargo has been pulled out of the Atlanta Braves’ lineup after appearing to injure his right knee while jogging onto the field before Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Camargo was taking the field when his right knee appeared to lock as he reached down to grab a handful of dirt or touch the chalk on the first-base line. He fell to the ground on the infield grass.

Camargo was unable to put weight on his right leg when leaving the field. He needed assistance from assistant trainer Jim Lovell and third base coach Ron Washington.

Jace Peterson replaced Camargo in the lineup at shortstop. Manager Brian Snitker said after the game that Camargo had a right knee bone bruise.

Camargo is hitting .292 with three homers and 19 RBIs.

Atlanta then added insult to injury by losing to the Phillies.

Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings following his recall from the minors, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 5-2 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long mastery of the Braves.

After Maikel Franco drove in Freddie Galvis with a line-drive single to right field in the fifth inning, Herrera reached down to pull a low pitch from Julio Teheran into the restaurant behind the right-field wall. Herrera had three hits, including a double.

Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning homer off Eflin, the right-hander who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game and earned his first win of the season. Eflin (1-3) allowed two runs, seven hits and one walk.

The Phillies have won 10 of 12 against Atlanta this season. They swept a four-game series against the Braves in Philadelphia on July 28-31.

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