Braves place McLouth on the 15-day DL
The Braves have placed Nate McLouth on the 15-day disabled list and purchased Reid Gorecki’s contract from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Gorecki received word around 2 p.m. ET on Monday and immediately packed his bags in an attempt to join the Braves in time for their 4 p.m. makeup game against the Diamondbacks at Turner Field.
McLouth experienced some more discomfort while testing his strained left hamstring on Monday morning. The 28-year-old center fielder strained the hamstring on Aug. 8 and then noticeably favored his left leg when he returned and attempted to play against the Phillies on Friday and Saturday.
With Martin Prado limited to pinch-hit duties until he determines what caused the dizziness and headaches he experienced this past weekend, the Braves were going to be severely short-handed if they’d waited a few more days to see if McLouth’s hamstring improved.
Gorecki has hit .286 with nine homers and 14 stolen bases in 106 games with Gwinnett this year. The 28-year-old outfielder has never previously played in the Majors.