Braves Roster: Replacement Options for Injured Adam Duvall

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: Head athletic trainer George Poulis escorts Adam Duvall #23 of the Atlanta Braves off the field after an injury during the second inning in Game One of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field on October 12, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: Head athletic trainer George Poulis escorts Adam Duvall #23 of the Atlanta Braves off the field after an injury during the second inning in Game One of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field on October 12, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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With Adam Duvall likely out the rest of the season the Atlanta Braves will need to replace him on the NLCS roster on Tuesday.

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker did not seem very optimistic about the injury that Adam Duvall sustained in Game 1 of the NLCS.

It appears to be an oblique strain for the outfielder, which will likely cost him the rest of the season.

Keep in mind, that if you take him off the roster for the NLCS you can’t bring him back if Atlanta makes it to the World Series.

But the Braves also can’t afford to have a wasted roster spot. After Duvall left Monday’s game Snitker pretty much emptied the bench.

Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of great options on the 40-man roster, but I really think it comes down to two people.

They’ll most likely either call up Ender Inciarte or Johan Camargo.

In my opinion, and I know a lot of you don’t want to hear this, I think the obvious choice is Ender.

If you’re moving Cristian Pache into the starting lineup, then Ender can basically take his place on the bench as a defensive replacement for Nick Markakis.

And a lot of people really aren’t going to like me saying this, but Ender can’t be much worse at the plate right now than Markakis.

Perhaps Camargo gives you a little more versatility and a little more offense and I could certainly see Snitker choosing the switch-hitter over Ender.

But I just have zero faith in Camargo right now and I think that’s shown in the fact that the Braves carried Culberson on the roster before him even though Charlie only had 7 at-bats all regular season.

We’ll see what the Braves decide to do and how Snitker decides to shake-up the lineup now.

You’d figure if Pache is in there he’ll be batting eighth, which bumps everyone up a spot. He could also start Austin Riley in left field and put Pablo Sandoval at third base.

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I really hate it for Adam Duvall. Even though I’ve been hard on him in this postseason, he’s had a tremendous season for the Braves. Hopefully it’s not as bad as we’re assuming.