Braves reliever Grant Dayton injured while playing catch

Braves pitcher Grant Dayton delivers against the San Diego Pardres during the ninth inning.  Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Braves pitcher Grant Dayton delivers against the San Diego Pardres during the ninth inning. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Braves lefty Grant Dayton will miss at least a month after breaking his toe during a workout earlier in the week.

Dayton was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured big toe, the team announced Friday. He sustained the injury while playing catch with fellow reliever Chad Sobotka on Thursday before the team’s flight to San Diego.

“He missed the ball,” manager Brian Snitker said. “I don’t know if the ball cut on him, but evidently it hit him squared up because he broke it pretty good.”

Dayton has thrown just 8-1/3 innings this season, striking out 11 and walking three. He’s bounced between Triple-A and the majors in his first action since 2017 (Tommy John surgery).

“It’ll heal, he won’t need surgery or anything like that,” Snitker said. “But it’ll be a month before he can do anything again.”