Braves release Parkview grad Gustafson

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Since his selection by the Braves in the 2006 draft, Tim Gustafson spent his entire professional career with his hometown organization.

The Parkview graduate's road with the team ended Friday. The Braves released the right-handed pitcher two days after he allowed seven runs off eight hits, including two home runs in six innings for the Class AA Mississippi Braves.

The outing put Gustafson's record at 1-3 with a 7.28 ERA in six AA starts this season. Gustafson didn't pitch his first game with Mississippi until April 22, exiting spring training in flux on the organization's Danville roster, and once he started pitching, things didn't go very well.

He lasted at least five innings just three times. In one start, he pitched a three-hit shutout over eight innings, but that was his only effective outing of the season.

Gustafson started the 2010 season with the Gwinnett Braves and made 13 starts in a season split between Gwinnett and Mississippi. With the G-Braves he was 7-6 with a 5.70 ERA.