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Atlanta Braves Option Cory Gearrin to Minor Leagues

July 5th, 2013 at 8:41 AM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin to Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced via @braves. No other move has been announced as of yet, but a call up or disabled list activation is expected sometime Friday.


Gearrin had 30 appearances and a 1.80 ERA entering June but only made six appearances that whole month. He started June by giving up a total of six runs on June 6 and June 10.

From there, Gearrin struggled with command and control. He appeared in both games of a doubleheader with the New York Mets on June 18, throwing a scoreless inning in each but also giving up two hits and three walks. Gearrin wouldn't record an out on June 23 when he walked two batters, and he didn't have anymore action until July 3, when he gave up two more runs to inflate his ERA to 3.77.

Braves 101 speculates there's a slight mental issue that's leading to a mechanical problem. He should be back in no time.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Cory Gearrin, Gwinnett, MLB, New York Mets, Triple-A

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