The Atlanta Braves announced a roster move prior to Thursday's series finale against the San Diego Padres. The Braves have designated pitcher Trevor Cahill for assignment and purchased the contract of reliever Dana Eveland from the Gwinnett Braves.
The Braves acquired Cahill on April 2 in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The hope was that a change of scenery might help the struggling right hander, but that failed to materialize in Atlanta. Cahill struggled as a member of the rotation and hasn't pitched much better out of the bullpen. In 15 games with the Braves, Cahill is 0-3 with a 7.52 ERA allowing 36 hits and 22 runs in 26 1/3 innings.
Atlanta signed Eveland to a minor league deal on June 8. He made one appearance for Gwinnett throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He appeared in 30 games with the New York Mets last season and has a career ERA of 5.27 in his nine-year major league career.
The Braves continue to search for ways to improve the bullpen. Cahill was a worthy gamble to start the season with Arizona picking up most of the price tag. The Braves did pick up a competitive balance pick out of the deal so it wasn't a complete loss.