Camargo, a switch-hitter, should have the capability to make some starts at third base against left-handed pitchers. At the same time, he would compensate for the versatility the bench loses when Peterson is in the starting lineup.
Braves top third-base prospect Rio Ruiz has been on a recent offensive tear for Gwinnett. But his extended struggles against left-handed pitching and lack of defensive versatility eliminated him as a candidate to fill Garcia's roster spot.
Garcia has batted .237 with four homers and a .626 OPS in 34 games for Atlanta this year. The 32-year-old Cuban third baseman did not play Tuesday, and he was gingerly walking through the clubhouse after the game.
Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.