CINCINNATI – The Braves recalled Gregor Blanco from Triple-A Gwinnett, and the outfielder was expected to be in uniform for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Reds.
Outfielder Brent Clevlen was designed for assingnment to open a spot for Blanco, a move announced by the Braves late Friday after their 10-inning win against Cincinnati. Clevlen is expected to return to Gwinnett if he clears waivers.
Blanco was recalled after the 10-day minimum stay required when a player is optioned to the minors. He was went to Gwinnett on July 21 when the Braves activated Nate McLouth from the disabled list.
McLouth was demoted back to Gwinnett this week to work on his hitting after his season-long struggles continued in his first games back from the DL.