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Atlanta Braves Call up Cory Rasmus as 26th Man for Doubleheader

June 18th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves have called up right-handed reliever Cory Rasmus as their 26th man on the roster for their doubleheader with the New York Mets on Tuesday, ajc.com reports.

Rasmus was knocked around in his only two Major League appearances on May 22 and 27. He gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in just 3 2/3 innings.

“I feel way more confident now,” Rasmus said. “Before I was more nervous, and I guess you could say a little bit scared, to see what was going to happen. Now I feel a lot more relaxed and I’m like, you know what, I’m going to go out here and make some things happen.”

A rule instituted last season allows teams to call up a 26th man for split doubleheaders, when separate admission is charged for each game. The team must then reduce their roster to 25 players afterward.

Rasmus has posted a 1.44 ERA and seven saves this year with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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