ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander
Kenshin Kawakami from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Manager Bobby Cox says Kawakami will work out of the bullpen and
could fill in as a starter.
Kawakami could be insurance for right-hander Derek Lowe, who has
lost three straight decisions. Lowe gave up six hits and five runs
in three innings against Florida on Sunday and appeared to have
difficulty keeping his arm loose.
Lowe said Monday he would update his status on Tuesday.
Kawakami was 1-9 with a 4.75 ERA in 16 games, including 15
starts, with Atlanta. He lost his job as the Braves' No. 5 starter
before he was sent to Gwinnett on Aug. 7.
The Braves optioned right-hander Cristhian Martinez to Gwinnett
on Monday. Martinez had a 3.05 ERA in 13 games.