July 23, 2024

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated that shortstop Orlando Arcia is expected to sit out Tuesday’s game following his exit in the sixth inning due to dizziness in the Braves’ 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Braves beat writer Justin Toscano, Snitker removed Arcia from the game suspecting dehydration and as a precautionary measure.

“Just probably dehydrated, I guess,” said Snitker. “…so we’ll probably put him down tomorrow and let him regroup and see where he’s at.”

Following his departure, Braves training staff administered an IV to Arcia, as reported by Toscano.

Zack Short took over for Arcia in the game and is likely to start in Tuesday’s matchup.

Arcia went 0-for-2 in his two plate appearances before leaving the game, while Short went 0-for-1 with a walk in relief during the Braves’ narrow loss in the series opener.

“I mean, you don’t ever want to see anybody come out,” commented Braves third baseman Austin Riley post-game. “Hopefully it’s just a day thing and he can get some fluids in him and get him back out there…he’s a big part of this team.”

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Arcia did not offer a statement after the game.

Heading into Monday’s game, Arcia had been struggling at the plate, holding a .212 batting average with a .343 slugging percentage across 76 games.

Short, who has appeared in 17 games for the Braves, has recorded a .150 batting average. If Arcia’s absence is limited to one game, the Braves are not expected to make any roster adjustments.

The Braves are set to resume action on Tuesday evening against the Cardinals in the second game of their series, aiming to even the score. First pitch is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. EST.

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