ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have activated All-Star second
baseman Martin Prado for the opener of their series against the
Washington Nationals - and they're moving him to a new position.
Prado will play third base and hit third instead of leadoff in
Tuesday night's game, essentially filling the hole created by
Chipper Jones' season-ending injury. Omar Infante will remain at
second and bat leadoff.
Prado went on the 15-day disabled list after breaking his right
pinky finger while sliding into home against Cincinnati on July 30.
Infielder Brandon Hicks is heading back to Triple-A Gwinnett to
make room for Prado.