Braves Call up Rookie Pitcher

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves purchased the contract rookie pitcher
Mike Minor from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
Minor, the No. 7 overall draft pick in 2009, will make his first
start Monday at Houston. The left-hander is replacing Kris Medlen,
who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow, in
the rotation.
Right-hander Kenshin Kawakami was optioned to Gwinnett to make
room for Minor on the 25-man roster.
Minor went a combined 6-7 with a 3.44 ERA and held opponents to
a .217 batting average in 21 starts between Double-A Mississippi
and Gwinnett.
In six Triple-A starts, the former Vanderbilt standout went 4-1
with a 1.89 ERA.
Kawakami lost his spot in Atlanta's rotation after going 1-9
with a 4.48 ERA in 15 starts.


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