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.   

16 Comments

I was afraid this would happen. Those hamstring injuries are the stuff that has a way of lingering. Not much you can do with them but to rest too.

Gorecki ???? Nine homers, WOW ! Isn’t there some guy with some real POP in their bat that Wren could have given a chance to. We need more power rather than a speedy defensive fill-in. Which reminds me….why is slumping Brian still batting cleanup?

Well good news is he should get back 100%.

Whats wrong with Hanson’s velocity?? He hasn’t hit 95 in at least 4 starts.

Hanson had lost a lot of weight while sick–this probably accounts for that…

While give that man some cheetos — Matt Diaz is a gamer! Thats a tough hit.

REID GORECKI WILL PROVIDE ALL OUT HUSTLE AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER.HE IS FEROCIOUS IN THE FIELD AS HE IS AT BAT.GREAT FIELDER AND BASERUNNER.WE LOVED HIM AS A CARDINAL FARMHAND,GREAT CALL UP , BIG GUS

We had a guy in Brooks Conrad who hit, hustled and provided a huge spark but they sent him down in favor of KJ–who can’t and doesn’t. I will never understand that.

Oh boy, this argument again!

Doesn’t the ump look like he belongs in The Matrix?

Gorecki has average speed, and below average power. Don’t get excited folks. He has hit a large amount of triples though.

I think it’s interesting that Brandon Jones or Brian Barton didn’t get the call up, but I guess that they needed someone who could play some centerfield. Gorecki must have something the Braves feel that he can contribute while Nate rests. Who knows, maybe this layoff will help Nate regain his swing a bit.

Who is our best prospect behind Heyward and Freeman?

From Rob Neyer’s blog discussing Rawling’s new helmet. “No, I am absolutely not wearing that,? Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur said with a laugh after seeing a prototype, as if he were being asked to put a pumpkin on his head. “I could care less what they say, I’m not wearing it. There’s got to be a way to have a more protective helmet without all that padding. It’s brutal. We’re going to look like a bunch of clowns out there.?

—No, Jeff, your batting approach is what makes you look like a clown.

Bobby sox.

I watched a special on ESPN today that said that Francouer is the only athlete in the history of sports who benefitted from a move to NY. It because of morons like you just like some ill informed Philly and NY fans who take a guy apart when he is a real talent. Any pinhead who doesn’t believe that JF is an incredible athelete who gives the game everything he has is just a pathetic whiner in my opinion. Frnacouer didn’t work out in Atlanta, maybe too close to home, maybe not the right coaching staff and maybe undue criticism from haters like you. You need to get out of the basement occaisionally and see what baseball is about.

I’m still bummed about that trade. Of course he wasn’t working out in Atlanta, but he’s going to lead the Mets to the top of the NL East next year.

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