Inciarte was removed from Sunday's game against the Brewers after failing to run hard on a pop-up which was dropped by Milwaukee shortstop Tyler Saladino, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Inciarte's lack of hustle cost the Braves a run, as he ended up at first base when he could have easily made it to second and thus failed to score on Ozzie Albies' subsequent single. Manager Brian Snitker was not pleased. The incident doesn't appear to have caused a significant rift between Inciarte and the team, however, as the center fielder seemed to accept his manager's decision, saying, "He did what he had to do. He's got to set an example and start somewhere, and if I've got to be the guy pulled out of the game to show what we've got to do, I'm OK with it."
Inciarte went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk during Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the Yankees.
The home run is Inciarte's sixth of the season and first since June 14. The 27-year-old struggled through June with a .235/.306/.306 slash line in 108 plate appearances, which isn't too far off from his .249/.312/.350 line for the season.
Inciarte (oblique) will bat atop the order and man center field against St. Louis on Friday.
Inciarte won't miss any additional time after leaving Wednesday's contest against the Reds in the seventh inning due to an oblique injury. The outfielder received some treatment during the Braves' scheduled day off Thursday and should be near full health heading into this weekend, though it wouldn't come as a surprise if he took a seat either Saturday or Sunday.
Inciarte left Wednesday's loss to the Reds after the seventh inning due to a twinge in his oblique, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He felt something in his oblique. It was kind of a 'shadow' type thing," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the game. "He just mentioned it and as soon as he mentioned it I'm not going to take any chances, because I don't want (him) taking a swing. I think he could have played but it's just one of those things you don't want to take a chance with. And again, he's day-to-day, tomorrow he'll get treatment, he should be fine."
Atlanta has the day off Thursday, so Inciarte may not end up missing a start. With Ronald Acuna (knee) set to come off the disabled list Friday, however, it also wouldn't be a surprise to see Inciarte get an extra day to rest if the club has any concerns about the issue.
Inciarte went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Blue jays.
Inciarte roped a two-run double in the fifth inning and drove in another run on his second double of the evening in the ninth. The center fielder is hitting .375 with seven RBI over his last seven games but still holds a career-low .252 average and .309 on-base percentage on the year.
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|vs Corbin (Career)||10||4||0||.400||.455||.400|
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|2010||AFX-South Bend Silver Ha||66||227||26||51||9||7||1||20||14||35||5||4||.276||.339||.225|
|2011||AFX-South Bend Silver Ha||116||450||73||118||19||5||1||25||47||59||26||15||.333||.333||.262|
|2012||AFX-South Bend Silver Ha||65||225||36||66||16||5||1||30||31||31||18||4||.375||.422||.293|