Aug 9, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Scott Downs (32) pitches in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves reliever fractures finger

The Atlanta Braves twitter site is reporting that left handed reliever Scott Downs has a fracture on the ring finger of his right hand.

He will get a splint and be able to pitch when he is able, which is arguably the most obvious thing that they could have told us in the whole tweet.



Downs has pitched well for Atlanta since coming over in a trade at the end of July. He has allowed only 3 earned runs in his 17 appearances with Atlanta. Atlanta fans have to be hoping that he is able to continue to pitch or at the very least makes a speedy recovery as the lefty specialist figures to make a contribution out of the bullpen for the Braves during their stretch run.

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