SAN DIEGO - Ryan Church could be back in the Braves starting lineup on Wednesday. The former Wolf Pack player has missed the last six games with an elbow injury.
Church took batting practice on Tuesday and felt no pain in his ailing right elbow. He had a number of cortisone injections over the last few days and has responded well.
Church hyper-extended his elbow last month. He aggravated it on a swing last week.
Church is batting just .222 (8-for-36) with one home run and four RBI since he was traded to the Braves on July 10.