ATLANTA (AP) - Braves left fielder Martin Prado is still recovering from surgeries to treat a staph infection and doesn’t know when he can resume baseball activities.
Prado said he’s “starting to feel like a normal person” while adding that it no longer hurts him to stand and walk.
In 256 at-bats this season, Prado is hitting .277 with eight homers and 33 RBIs. Prado, who starts at third base when Chipper Jones is out of the lineup, said he is no longer taking antibiotics intravenously. Doctors have switched him to pills.
Jones was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game with a right adductor strain. He took batting practice and said he was available to pinch-hit if Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez needed him against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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