Johan Camargo homers in third-straight minor league game

Atlanta Braves' Johan Camargo, right, follows through with a ground rule double to score Ozzie Albies during the first inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. At left is New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Atlanta Braves' Johan Camargo, right, follows through with a ground rule double to score Ozzie Albies during the first inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. At left is New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Credit: Lynne Sladky

Credit: Lynne Sladky

Johan Camargo is turning his Triple-A rehab assignment into a home-run derby.

Camargo sent a 2-0 pitch 398 feet over the right-field wall for his third homer in as many games Friday night. The Braves’ eventual starting third baseman was manning shortstop for the Stripers.

Camargo, 24, is hitting .181 (4-for-22) with three homers in six rehab games across high Single-A Florida and Gwinnett.

After the team’s relatively healthy spring training, Camargo was the only Brave to start the season on the disabled list. He strained his left oblique March 13, and was placed on the DL 10 days later.

Ryan Flaherty has been admirable in Camargo's absence, and with the Braves enduring a cold-weather road trip of Denver, Washington and Chicago, the team had little reason to rush Camargo back. Flaherty is hitting .366 in 13 games after going 3-for-5 on Friday.

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