ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves say rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.
Simmons hurt his finger on a head-first slide in Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
The Braves say an examination with Dr. Gary Lourie on Monday confirmed the injury and Simmons will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Simmons' hand will be in a cast for four weeks. His status will be updated after the cast is removed.
The 22-year-old Simmons began the year in the minor leagues. Another rookie, Tyler Pastornicky, opened the season as the starting shortstop and may be recalled to replace Simmons.