Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
A day after the Gwinnett Braves lost starting pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a major league trade, they lost even more arms in a busy day following the All-Star break.
And it starts with the Class AAA All-Star game.
Reliever/closer Mike Dunn struck out three in his first triple-A All-Star game and now leaves the minors behind joining the Atlanta bullpen. He fills the spot opened when Atlanta placed Eric O’Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a viral infection. As a part-time closer with the G-Braves, Dunn had an ERA of 1.05 and seven saves in 33 appearances.
The G-Braves officially added lefty Scott Diamond from Class AA Mississippi as a replacement to Reyes, but also lost another starter in Ryne Reynoso. The Braves released the right-hander from the organization after a rough 2-7 first half with Gwinnett. He split time between Gwinnett and Mississippi and leaves with an overall ERA of 5.45 in 20 appearances between the two leagues. The loss of Reynoso again opens up a starting spot for the G-Braves.
The spot was not filled Thursday.
Gwinnett did add shortstop Brandon Hicks from Atlanta after the Braves activated Jason Heyward. Hicks was called up on June 21 and appeared in 13 games, going 0-for-5 at the plate. In 49 games with the G-Braves, Hicks hit .211 with 12 RBIs.
Gwinnett also placed outfielder Josh Anderson on the disabled list with a fractured right hand.