|Aug. 14 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-The Atlanta Braves have recalled Avilan from Triple-A Gwinnett. Avilan, who began the season as one of Atlanta's top setup relievers, is with the team for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Analysis: Avilan was 3-1 with a 4.85 ERA in 47 games when he was optioned to Gwinnett on July 19. He says he focused on his curveball and change-up at Gwinnett. Avilan joins James Russell as left-handers in the Braves' bullpen.
|July 19 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling relief pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Analysis: Avilan had a 1.69 ERA in 101 innings of relief over the previous two seasons, but he's given up 15 earned runs in 11 innings with runners in scoring position this year. Opponents are hitting .293 against the left-hander. Avilan, 25, is 3-1 with a 4.85 ERA in 48 games. He has allowed 15 walks and 34 hits in 29 2-3 innings.