Braves place O’Flaherty on 15-day DL

The Braves placed left-handed relief pitcher Eric O’Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a viral infection.

“He’s sick as heck,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said.

Cox said the illness made O’Flaherty unavailable for the final two games of the Mets series before the All-Star break.

O’Flaherty has appeared in 41 games this season with a 3-1 record and a 2.30 ERA. He has 27 strikeouts in 31.1 innings.

To take his roster spot, the Braves recalled left-handed pitcher Mike Dunn from Triple-A Gwinnett. Dunn has appeared in 33 games, all in relief, for the G-Braves this season with a 1.05 ERA. He has 56 strikeouts in 42.2 innings. He was recalled by the Braves in April, but did not pitch.

“Our reports all year have been good,” Cox said of Dunn.

Cox also reported that center fielder Nate McLouth, out with concussion symptoms, is progressing during a rehabilitation stint with Gwinnett. He was schedule to play for the G-Braves against Buffalo on Thursday.

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Pete

July 15th, 2010
8:14 pm

Is there any news about Chris Resop recovering from injury? Do the Braves have to keep Resop on the major league active roster this season so as not to lose him to free agency?

pascualperezfan

July 15th, 2010
11:37 pm

i was thinking the same thing,,,when do we get to release the vagabond, chris seelbach wanna be

Keep Blanco!

July 15th, 2010
11:52 pm

We need McLouth to rehab as long as possible so productive Gregor Blanco can stay with the big league team!!

Positive Outlook

July 16th, 2010
10:08 am

Best news I’ve seen since returning from NY where the Braves whupped the mets on Sat. I was there great game. PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE KEEP MCLOUT DOWN ON THE FARM. It;s where he belongs though I wish it wasn’t our farm.

Dorothy Davis

July 16th, 2010
10:52 am

O’Flarety out with “Viral” infection? That is not just a flu-like thing, so what is up with that? 15 days on the DL is very serious, so what are they hiding?

bucky oneil

July 16th, 2010
11:40 am

Viral infections usually run their course in 10 – 12 days. Antibiotics are not an effective treatment, just a matter of time.
Odd though, not flu season.
May not be related, but a roster move would be necessary to get McOut back on the 25 man roster. With Dunn coming up it would have to be another move.
I would not be surprised to see McOut in the next couple of weeks if he starts hitting at Gwinnett. Have to showcase him to make a deal. That’s the usual practice. If he is not productive, look for his release.

dennis gavin

July 16th, 2010
12:32 pm

JJ is my favorite pitcher. Not just the Braves, I love his composure his willingness to let batters hit the ball but never with men on or they hit and the batter never seems to get great contact, Long fly balls or off the end of the bat grounders, When JJ is going good he gives easy collars to the opposition. He reminds me of Catfish Hunter. When JJ needs a K he ups the velocity and then uses the change. He is a Pitcher !

Chip4Prez

July 16th, 2010
1:33 pm

Maybe O’Flaherty has an STD.

Dorothy Davis

July 16th, 2010
3:27 pm

A viral infection does not last 2 weeks, so whats up with OFlaherty ? Trying to make some roster moves? Just let McLouth go and say you were wrong in aquiring him….Whats so difficult about that? We need the lefty in the pen.

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