The injury was a big blow to the Braves, who had dealt with a handful of ailments in the early going but none as serious as d’Arnaud’s injury. Catcher Alex Jackson also required an IL stint because of a hamstring strain, forcing the Braves to redo their catchers’ group. Prospect William Contreras was promoted, as was veteran Jeff Mathis.
Contreras, 23, started Sunday’s game and Tuesday’s series opener in Washington. He’ll handle the bulk of catching duties moving forward.