Braves Option Reliever Cory Gearrin to Triple-A Gwinnett

Gearrin struggled lately

Gearrin struggled lately

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced today that right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

In 31 innings of work this season, Gearrin gave up 16 walks, while striking out 23.  He compiled a 3.77 ERA, while giving up 30 hits and 2 homeruns.

The 27-year old Gearrin started fast this season, but had given up eight runs over his past six innings.  The Braves have not yet made a move to designate a player to fill Gearrin’s spot.

In other Braves news, Evan Gattis was able to take light swings for the first time Thursday, as he recovers from his right oblique strain.

“Felt good, slow but good,” Gattis told the AJC. “The first one kind of released a little bit and after that nothing, it was good. So we’ll see, I still don’t know timetable or anything, but definitely progress.”

It was announced today that both Gattis and Beachy will join the Braves on the upcoming road trip as they continue their rehab.