Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan left after crumpling into a heap in the team's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Avilan strained his left hamstring while attempting to make a pitch with two outs in the ninth inning.
Avilan pulled up short on the pitch to a pinch-hitting Billy Butler, balking a runner from second to third, and was unable to put any weight on the leg while it was cramping. He was also carted off the field and will be evaluated Wednesday.
“Obviously, the way he fell down there it didn't look good,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said on ajc.com.
Avilan entered the game having given up no runs in four innings. He was eventually charged a run in his appearance Tuesday.
If the Braves have to put Avilan on the disabled list, they could call up Yohan Flande from Triple-A Gwinnett, who is currently in the middle of a homestand.
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