Braves All-Star Second Baseman Underwent Offseason Surgery

He had a rough 2022 season, as he dealt with injuries all season long.

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies underwent right shoulder surgery last October, which he revealed on Friday.

The surgery was described as a "regular clean-up" to address pain he had been experiencing in the shoulder for a couple of years.

Although the news of the surgery was not previously known publicly, Albies said he is currently able to participate in all baseball activities, including batting practice this week, and he is "100 percent" confident that he will be ready for Opening Day.

However, Albies is being built up a little more slowly in camp due to the surgery. Additionally, he's also recovering from a fractured pinky which prematurely ended his 2022 season, but he said that the finger is no longer an issue.

Before his injury-shortened season, the twenty-six-year-old had three straight 24+ home run and 14+ stolen base full season, including a 30/20 season in 2021.
Expect a similar performance from the talented infielder this season, barring any more injuries.

Albies was an All-Star in 2018 and 2019 and is a two-time Silver Slugger award winner. He also finished 13th in MVP voting in 2021.
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