Gearrin promoted to aid bullpen
Cory Gearrin has been promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to strengthen the Braves’ fatigued and injury-depleted bullpen. To make room for him, the Braves have sent outfielder Matt Young to Gwinnett.
It’s been quite a week for the Braves’ bullpen, which lost Peter Moylan to a back injury last week and spent the past couple days without Jonny Venters. The Braves seem optimistic about the left biceps discomfort Venters has felt the past couple days. But there seemed to be reason for concern when they went through yesterday’s 12-inning game without using him.
It was apparent the Braves would need to add another reliever after they were forced to utilize Cristhian Martinez for a third consecutive day during Thursday’s 12-inning loss to the Dodgers.
Gearrin has posted a 2.61 ERA and worked 10 1/3 innings in six appearances for Gwinnett this year. He has limited left-handed hitters to a .167 (2-for-12) batting average. Right-handed hitters have hit .320 (8-for-25) against him. The 25-year-old right-hander was selected out of Mercer University in the fourth round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. <p>