HOUSTON - Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a staph infection in his right calf.
Prado had a procedure in Atlanta on Friday to clean out the infection. He is being treated with antibiotics.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says he thinks the infection stemmed from a skin burn Prado got from a slide.
Prado has missed the last two games with a sore left knee. The move is retroactive to Wednesday.
Prado is batting .277 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs this season.
Infielder Brandon Hicks was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to take his roster spot. Hicks was scheduled to arrive in Houston on Friday night.