PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Atlanta Braves removed infielder Erick Aybar from the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting a chicken bone stuck in his throat.

Manager Brian Snitker said Aybar arrived at PNC Park Thursday afternoon in discomfort and was taken to the hospital to have the bone removed.

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Aybar was initially scheduled to start at shortstop. He was replaced by Daniel Castro.

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The 32-year-old Aybar is hitting .174 in 38 games this season for Atlanta.

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