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Martin Prado To Continue Rehab Assignment With Mississippi Braves

With the Major League and Triple-A All-Star Games and festivities underway, Martin Prado will continue his journey back to Atlanta as he rehabs his right calf. Prado will play for the Mississippi Braves, who are the club's AA affiliate, for three games before returning on Friday night to face the Washington Nationals.

The talented outfielder and third baseman didn't hit particularly well in Triple-A Gwinnett -- .176 BA, three walks, three RBIs -- though he admittedly was going to just get comfortable once again both with the bat and in the field.

Here's what Martin Gandy of had to say regarding Prado:

Prado made his Major League debut with the Braves on April 23, 2006, becoming just the seventh M-Brave to receive a promotion directly to Atlanta. Prado was a member of the inaugural Mississippi Braves club in 2005 where he hit .280 in 143 games. He also appeared in 43 games with the Double-A club in 2006, batting .278.

Best of luck to Martin as he continues his rehab assignment. The Braves will need him healthy for the second half.

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