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Braves call up Josh Ravin, Rex Brothers sent to AAA, Akeel Morris DFA’d

Brothers struggled in his first appearance of the year.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves made a handful of roster moves on Saturday afternoon to shake up the bullpen.

Rex Brothers, who did not pitch well on Opening Day, has been sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett. He has been replaced by hard-throwing righty Josh Ravin.

Ravin, 30, spent the last few seasons with the Dodgers, which is (of course) where Alex Anthopoulos was previously employed. Ravin has appeared in 33 big league games throughout his career and owns a career 5.05 ERA (5.20 FIP). He strikes out nearly one-third of the batters he faces, although he issues far too many walks and tends to get beaten by the long ball.

The more surprising move on the day was the decision to designate Akeel Morris for assignment. Morris pitched well in a brief stint last summer and was seemingly given no chance to make the big league roster this spring. Hopefully he passes through waivers and returns to the Braves.

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