Snitker also said he believes pitcher Charlie Morton will be ready in time for a potential National League Championship Series matchup. The Braves placed Morton on the 15-day injured list with right index finger inflammation on September 24. The timing meant Morton would be unable to pitch in next weekend’s NLDS.
Morton has been away from the team for a couple days with a family emergency, Snitker said, so they haven’t spoken about how he’s feeling. Snitker said Morton has thrown with his finger up, and he doesn’t expect Morton to need to restart or ease back into throwing after his injury.
“As long as he can spin his breaking ball — (that’s) the biggest thing,” Snitker said.