Inciarte (back) returned from the injured list Thursday. He's starting in center field and hitting eighth against the Nationals. Inciarte has been out for over two months with a lumbar strain. He hit just .218/.300/.323 in 40 games prior to the injury and struggled to a .205/.286/.227 line on his 13-game rehab assignment. Between those poor numbers and the emergence of Austin Riley, Inciarte is likely looking at a bench role going forward, though Riley is currently slumping, which could open up some playing time.
Inciarte (back) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list during Atlanta's upcoming homestand, which runs from July 18 to July 24, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Inciarte was cleared to begin playing nine innings in the outfield Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett, so his rehab assignment appears to be nearing an end. He's been on the shelf since May 15 due to a lumbar strain, though he could return to the big-league club as early as Thursday.
Inciarte (back) will begin playing nine innings in the outfield Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. This may be the final step for Inciarte before he is activated from the injured list, perhaps as early as next week. He is hitting .130 (3-for-23) with zero extra-base hits and three strikeouts through eight rehab games and will likely be returning to a fourth outfielder role.
Inciarte (back) will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. Inciarte has gone just 3-for-18 on his rehab assignment thus far, not giving much reason to believe that he'll be considerably better than he was before he landed on the injured list, when he recorded a .218/.300/.323 slash line in 40 games. He appears to be closing in on a return to Atlanta but will likely fill a bench role with Austin Riley now a regular in the outfield.
Inciarte (back) moved his rehab assignment up to Double-A Mississippi on Monday. Inciarte has gone just 1-for-13 in five rehab games thus far. He could be back in Atlanta soon after the All-Star break but looks to be set for a bench role due to the emergence of Austin Riley.
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