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.READ MORE: Contractor Finds 9 Cats, 7 Kittens Inside Walls Of Abandoned House In Philadelphia
Aybar was initially scheduled to start at shortstop. He was replaced by Daniel Castro.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Much Of Delaware Valley
The 32-year-old Aybar is hitting .174 in 38 games this season for Atlanta.MORE NEWS: Phillies Offering 2 Free Tickets to Philadelphia Fans Who Receive COVID-19 Vaccination This Week
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