Braves prospect Mallex Smith leaves MLB debut with cut on face

Tuesday April 12th, 2016

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Braves centerfield prospect Mallex Smith made his MLB debut on Monday but had to leave the game after he was cut on the face while attempting to steal.​

In the fourth inning, Smith was caught stealing and his helmet fell off as he slid head-first. The helmet bounced off the ground and hit him in the face, leaving him with a cut on his forehead. The team listed him as day-to-day. 

Smith, 22, was acquired from the Padres as part of the trade that sent Justin Upton to San Diego. He was called up after starting centerfielder Ender Inciarte was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. 

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Smith, a fifth-round pick in 2012, batted .281 with a .706 OPS in 69 games at Triple A last season. 

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