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Braves Place Closer Arodys Vizcaino On 10-Day Disabled List

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The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list due to a shoulder injury, according to a report from MLB.com.

Braves manager Brian Snitker didn’t seem concerned about the shoulder injury.

“It’s one of those spots in the year with him,” Snitker said of Vizcaino’s injury, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. “We went through it a couple times with him last year. There are times, he’s going to have to be down just to get him through the year.”

Vizcaino, 27, has 15 saves, a 1.82 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 29.2 innings for Atlanta this season.

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Tigers Claim Dustin Peterson

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The Detroit Tigers have claimed outfielder Dustin Peterson off of waivers from the Atlanta Braves and optioned him.

In a corresponding move, the Tigers transferred John Hicks fro the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Peterson, 23, has had ups and downs during this stint in the minors, and has yet to show off the power that many thought he possessed.

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Braves Acquire Rene Rivera

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The Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher Rene Rivera from the Los Angeles Angels via a waiver claim, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.

With the move the Braves will take on the remaining $500k on Rivera’s contract. Rivera is scheduled to hit free agency after the season and currently carries a slash line of .244/.287/.439 to go along with four homeruns over 30 games this season.

Rivera has been limited this season due to injury.

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Braves Select Bryse Wilson, Designate Ryan Flaherty

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The Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett, who will start tonight’s game ahead of right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was pushed back a day in the rotation, according to The Athletic’s David O’Brien.

In corresponding moves, Atlanta has designated Ryan Flaherty for assignment and has announced that it has outrighted left-hander Chad Bell off of their 40-man roster.

Wilson, 20, opened the 2018 season at Class-A Advanced but has been so impressive he rose up the ranks, reaching the Triple-A level.

 

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