Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ben Sheets takes the mound Sunday as they try to sweep the New York Mets. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Ben
Sheets on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation Saturday.
Sheets, who Atlanta signed to a minor league contract on July 1 after sitting
out the entire 2011 season, has a 4-4 record with a 3.54 earned run average in
eight starts for the Braves this year.
Atlanta purchased the contract of pitcher Miguel Batista from Triple-A
Gwinnett to fill the roster spot.
Batista appeared in 30 games, starting five, for the New York Mets this
season. He went 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA over that span.
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