Ender Inciarte suffers right hamstring injury

Credit: Scott Cunningham

Credit: Scott Cunningham

Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte left Friday’s game early after suffering a right hamstring injury while running the bases in the second inning.

Inciarte, who missed 55 games with a lumbar strain, was in visible pain and frustrated after crossing home plate. He immediately headed for the tunnel.

“They’re going to get him looked at tomorrow,” manager Brian Snitker said. “Then they’ll get the severity of the hamstring. Didn’t look good.”

Rafael Ortega took over left field with Ronald Acuna shifting to center. The Braves are already dealing with a short-handed outfield, having lost Nick Markakis and Austin Riley to injury and demoting Adam Duvall earlier Friday. Shortstop Dansby Swanson is also sideliend.

Inciarte’s injury appears serious and will likely land him on the injured list. The Braves will likely bring Duvall back up in his place rather than promote either top outfield prospect, Cristian Pache or Drew Waters.