Braves third baseman Johan Camargo exited in the second inning of Tuesday’s game in San Francisco with left-groin tightness, according to the team.
Camargo was running up the first-base line and grabbed his left groin in pain. He reached on an error, but left the game shortly thereafter. Charlie Culberson replaced him and homered in the fifth inning.
Manager Brian Snitker said Camargo tested well and was removed as a precaution. He didn’t want to take any chances on a cooler night.
Camargo will rest the next few days. The team will test him Friday and see how he responds.
“I feel good,” Camargo said through an interpreter. “It felt more like a cramp than anything else. It was something that I hadn’t really felt before, but thankfully it’s nothing serious.
The 24-year-old Camargo has hit .310 with a .529 slugging percentage since the All-Star break. He leads the Braves with 55 RBIs since June 1, while his eight game-winning RBIs are second most on the club (Freddie Freeman has 11).