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.