That task was filled by Jace Peterson for the past two seasons, but the Braves sent Peterson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday and promoted Camargo. Snitker said Camargo can back up shortstop Dansby Swanson and second baseman Brandon Phillips and that he may also work out at first base as a potential option behind Matt Adams.
Camargo, 23, was among the highest-rated Braves prospects before the team acquired several in trades over the past two seasons. He was promoted to Gwinnett from Double-A Mississippi this season and was hitting .311 (38-for-122) with a .353 on-base percentage and .500 slugging percentage. He played 253 innings at shortstop for Gwinnett with four errors in 108 chances and 17 innings at third base with no errors in four chances.