Braves’ Nick Markakis out with broken wrist

The Atlanta Braves put right fielder Nick Markakis and infielder Dansby Swanson on the injured list Saturday before a game in Philadelphia.

Markakis, who is hitting .284 with nine homers and 53 RBIs, suffered a broken left wrist when he was hit by a pitch Friday. Until Saturday, he hadn’t missed a game since 2017.

“There’s no surgery or anything like that involved, so it’s just going to be a matter of time to let the bone heal,” manager Brian Snitker told MLB.com. “Six to eight weeks, usually.”

Swanson, whose IL stint is retroactive to Wednesday, has a bruised foot and could return next weekend.

The Braves recalled former Giants infielder Adam Duvall from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he leads the International League with 29 homers.

Duvall, a 2016 All-Star with Cincinnati, hit .195 with 15 homers for the Reds and Braves last year and didn’t crack the Braves’ roster out of spring training.

“I went down there and got some good work in,” Duvall told MLB.com of his stint in the minors, “got some confidence back, and I’m happy with where I’m at.”

Injury report: Among the players landing on the IL were New York Mets outfielder/first baseman Dominic Smith (foot), Toronto catcher Luke Maile (oblique), Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez (viral infection), Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling (biceps tendinitis) and Chicago Cubs infielder Daniel Descalso (foot),

Briefly: Kansas City first baseman Lucas Duda, who is batting .171, was designated for assignment. … Outfielder Keon Broxton, designated for assignment by Baltimore last Sunday, was claimed off waivers by Seattle. … Infielder Jose Pirela, designated for assignment by San Diego on Monday, was acquired by Philadelphia for cash considerations.

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