The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports via Twitter that the Braves will remove closer Billy Wagner from their playoff roster pending approval from Major League roster, due to an oblique injury he suffered in the last game. He would be replaced on the roster by Takashi Saito.
The MLB approval is simply a formality -- obviously Wagner is hurt, and his loss doesn't exactly give the Braves an advantage. Wagner will not be allowed to return to the roster for the NLCS, but could be activated for the World Series if the Braves make it that far and he's healthy. Otherwise it looks like the end of Wagner's career, as he has steadfastly insisted he will retire after this season.
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