Phil Gosselin needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

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Braves infielder Phil Gosselin is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery for a fracture suffered while fielding a ground ball Sunday.

Gosselin has played well in a part-time role this season, hitting .325 with a .782 OPS in 42 plate appearances, and the injury comes at a particularly bad time because with Chris Johnson hurt he was starting to see regular action at third base.

Now the Braves will likely turn back to Alberto Callaspo and they called up infielder Adonis Garcia from Triple-A to take Gosselin’s spot on the roster.