In a rather suspect move, the Atlanta Braves have placed Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, Dave O'Brien tweets.
#Braves put RH Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, open spot for Ayala— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) April 12, 2013
Placing Martinez on the move makes room for the newly acquired Luis Ayala, for whom the Braves got from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. It allows the Braves to not risk putting Martinez on waivers.
Martinez has not pitched since April 6. He had given up two runs over 2-1/3 innings this season.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB