With a mere six days left until the trade deadline and no indication of which direction the team is headed, Atlanta's injury situation could mean just as much as the team's performance over the next six games. Here is an update of Frank Wren's extensive and expensive disabled list:
Chipper Jones will more than likely miss the entire Philadelphia series and could end up on the DL according to Mark Bowman of mlb.com. Having the team's best hitter out for any significant time would effectively end any chance of the Braves being buyers at the deadline but a return during the Cardinals series seems likely.
Tim Hudson left Wednesday's start after only 68 pitches with right elbow tightness but expects to make his next start against St. Louis. Bowman says that Hudson isn't worried about there being any structural damage in the elbow.
Bowman's article also brings good news with Tom Glavine. The veteran southpaw threw a 50-pitch bullpen session on Friday and will throw a simulated game on Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, Glavine is scheduled to return in Mid-August.
Right-hander Jeff Bennett made his third appearance for Myrtle Beach on his rehab assignment. Bobby Cox's ground ball specialist has now pitched three innings, allowing two hits, striking out two, and has retired the other seven batters he's faced on ground ball outs. If Frank Wren moves a reliever at the deadline, Bennett seems likely to slip back into Atlanta's pen.