Friday, May 22, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - Neither Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine's scheduled start on Saturday nor Jorge Campillo's bullpen work on Thursday should alter the G-Braves rotation through its home stand.
The 43-year-old Glavine is still trying to return from off season shoulder surgery and Campillo is coming off the DL with rotator cuff tendonitis. Right-hander Tony Armas will start today for Gwinnett in his usual spot and Glavine will bump Charlie Morton to Sunday. Todd Redmond will follow Morton on Monday.
If Glavine's start only lasts a few innings, Morton may pitch long relief, but the plan is to follow Glavine with the bullpen.
"It's tentative right now," said Gwinnett Braves manager Dave Brundage, "Especially since we are missing a starter is it easier to come with the pen."
The missing starter is recently recalled Kris Medlen, who pitched Thursday for Atlanta, and there are no set plans for a rotation entering next week.
"I learned a long time ago never to get too far ahead," Brundage said.
Perez returns with Hernandez call-up
The Braves made the Diory Hernandez move official on Thursday, replacing the injured Omar Infante on the major league roster.
Antonio Perez replaced Hernandez on Gwinnett's roster, returning from Class AA Mississippi where he played three games and hit .333 including a home run in 12 at bats. In 25 at bats with Gwinnett this year his is hitting .120.
All-Star voting starts in June
The International League announced its online fan All-Star balloting will begin June 5.
Ballots will be available online at www.milb.com, www.ilbaseball.com and www.pclbaseball.com. PGE Park in Portland, Or, will host the July 15 game between players in Gwinnett's International League and the Pacific Coast League.