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Julio Teheran to come off disabled list to start Sunday

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Braves manager Brian Snitker said that pitcher Julio Teheran will be activated from the disabled list to start on Sunday at home against the Padres, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports.

Teheran, 27, left a start against the Padres after four innings last week after suffering a thumb contusion while batting. Through 13 starts, the right-hander owns a 4.31 ERA with a 56/33 K/BB ratio in 71 innings.

Teheran, surprisingly, has been among the least reliable starters for the Braves this year. Mike Foltynewicz (2.16), Sean Newcomb (2.92), Anibal Sanchez (2.37), and Mike Soroka (2.57) are each sporting ERA’s below 3.00.

Kolten Wong exits game with elbow contusion

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Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.

Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.

Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.