Braves Medlen Placed on DL

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen was placed on
the 15-day DL on Thursday with a partially torn ulnar collateral
ligament tear in his right elbow.
The Braves recalled right-hander Cristhian Martinez from
Triple-A Gwinnett. Martinez was 4-1 with a 3.28 ERA at Gwinnett,
including two starts. He pitched in seven games earlier in the
season with Atlanta and had a 5.06 ERA in 10 2-3 innings.
Braves' doctors said they would wait a couple of weeks when the
swelling and pain subside to decide if he will need Tommy John
surgery, which appears likely. Recovery from the surgery generally
takes one year.
Medlen left Wednesday night's game against the New York Mets
after 4 1-3 innings. He gave up four hits and two runs.


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