Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.
Pitcher Cory Gearrin and first baseman Ernesto Mejia have been named to represent the G-Braves in the Triple-A All-Star game next month.
Gearrin was selected by the International League office. Mejia was selected in a process that includes votes from each team’s field and general manager, the media and fan voting. The game will be played July 11 in Buffalo, N.Y.
It is the first Triple-A All-Star game form both. Gearrin, 26, is 3-0 with a 1.34 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the G-Braves this season. He leads the team with seven saves. The right-hander appeared in two games for the Braves this season with a 3.38 ERA in 2.2 innings. Mejia, 26, is fourth in the International League with a .311 average, tied for first in hits (87), third in RBIs (52) and seventh in home runs (15).
In other notes:
* Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez reiterated Wednesday that there are no plans to alter the starting rotation with Kris Medlen remaining in the bullpen. “We still have the same thing going on,” Gonzalez said. “We are not making any decisions on that.”
* Gonzalez said he had pitching coach Roger McDowell, during Tuesday’s meeting, reinforce to the starters the need for consistent quality starts. “It’s not exactly a revelation,” Gonzalez said.
* Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue visited with Gonzalez prior to Wednesday’s game and stayed to watch batting practice.