Braves place third baseman Garcia on DL

Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia suffered a hand injury on Tuesday night. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia suffered a hand injury on Tuesday night. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

The Braves placed third baseman Adonis Garcia on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of what the team said is a sprained left ring finger.

Garcia winced after swinging and missing on a high pitch during the ninth inning against the Phillies. Before Wednesday’s game, manager Brian Snitker said Garcia “tweaked” the hand in an area near one of his knuckles and that the injury is unrelated to a thumb issue that bothered Garcia last season.

Team physician Gary Lourie, a hand specialist, examined Garcia on Wednesday. Snitker said tests on Garcia’s hand were encouraging enough that the player was available to pinch hit in Wednesday’s game, but the Braves later placed Garcia on the DL.

The Braves recalled Lane Adams from Triple-A Gwinett to take Gracia’s place on the roster. Rio Ruiz replaced Garcia in the lineup against the Phillies.

Garcia was the Braves’ primary third baseman for 41 games in 2015 and 123 games last season. He’s started 37 games this season and entering Wednesday, was hitting .247 with a .282 on-base percentage and .351 slugging percentage.

Garcia had returned to the active roster last weekend after a stint on the disabled list because of left Achilles tendinitis.