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Ozzie Albies removed from Wednesday’s game due to neck tightness

The Braves are calling the move precautionary.

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The Atlanta Braves will have to try to finish off another come from behind win without one of the key pieces of their lineup. The team announced during the sixth inning that second baseman Ozzie Albies was removed from the game as a precaution due to tightness in his neck.

Albies doubled and scored in the first inning and was just named as Player of the Week for the National League. He was also recently named as a reserve for next week’s All-Star Game.

The Braves can ill-afford to be without Albies for long so hopefully it isn’t anything serious that lingers through the weekend. Albies came into Wednesday’s game hitting .263/.327/.506 with 15 home runs. Ehire Adrianza replaced Albies in the sixth inning.