Braves Call Up Catcher Christian Bethancourt
ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Sugar Ray Marimon and catcher Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Right-hander David Aardsma has been designated for assignment. Outfielder Eury Perez was optioned to Gwinnett.
Bethancourt was given the chance to take over as Atlanta’s starting catcher before veteran A.J. Pierzynski won the job. The 23-year-old Bethancourt hit only .198 in 101 at-bats over 29 games before he was optioned to Gwinnett on June 15.
The 26-year-old Marimon is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in only six games. He was optioned to Gwinnett on June 28.
The 33-year-old Aardsma, who was signed by Atlanta on June 6, was 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 games. Perez hit .269 in 47 games.
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