The Atlanta Braves will be without their top utility man for at least the next two weeks, as Gordon Beckham was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

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Beckham Nursing Hamstring Injury

Thursday, June 2

The team announced the 29-year-old is dealing with a left hamstring strain and that infielder Brandon Snyder was called up to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

Beckham has appeared in 31 games for the struggling Braves this season, making starts at second base, third base and shortstop.

The veteran infielder has been among the team’s most consistent hitters with a .284 batting average, .382 on-base percentage, two home runs and 16 RBI.

While his numbers don’t jump off the page, his contributions are significant for a Braves team that ranks last in Major League Baseball with a .228 batting average.

With the former Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels player on the shelf, Atlanta will be forced to rely on myriad players to replace him.

Along with Snyder potentially playing some third base, Kelly Johnson, Daniel Castro and Adonis Garcia figure to see added playing time on the infield.

The Braves aren’t going anywhere in 2016 with a National League-worst record of 16-36, but losing Beckham could hurt in terms of keeping things respectable.

Beckham was also starting to establish himself as a possible trade candidate to a contender due to his versatility, but if his injury turns out to be a long-term issue, Atlanta may not be able to get any value in return for him.


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