Sunday July 12th, 2015

Braves closer Jason Grilli suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left leg on Saturday in the team's game against the Rockies, the team has announced.

The injury occurred when Drew Stubbs hit a grounder to Braves' first baseman Chris Johnson with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. As Grilli rushed to cover first he fell to the ground and grabbed his leg as the trainer rushed onto the field.

Stubbs was ruled safe and would later score the winning run on a walk off single from Carlos Gonzalez for a 3-2 victory.

After the game the team said the closer will miss the remainder of the season while recovering from the injury.

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