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Atlanta calls up Loe, options Pastornicky to Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE – Tyler Pastornicky was optioned back to Gwinnett on Sunday by the Braves and 6-foot-8 reliever Kameron Loe promoted to Atlanta.

Loe, signed after pitching for Seattle and the Chicago early this year, was 4-2 with two saves a 3.19 ERA in 21 games with the G-Braves.

The 31-year-old sinkerball right-hander has appeared in 313 major league games over part of nine seasons, including 142 with Milwaukee during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Loe got into seven games with the Mariners and four with the Cubs this season. He came up to the majors with Texas before being traded to Milwaukee.

Pastornicky was hitting .309 in 57 games with the G-Braves when called up to Atlanta in mid-June. He had played with 18 games with the Braves and had seven hits in 24 at-bats for a .292 average.

The 23-year-old infielder started the 2012 season as Atlanta’s regular shortstop before losing the job to Andrelton Simmons. He hit .243 in 76 games with the Braves last season.