Braves place O’Flaherty on DL, recall Hursh

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Braves place O’Flaherty on DL, recall Hursh

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Braves pitcher Jason Hursh throws to first after fielding a grounder during spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

The Braves’ beleaguered bullpen churned Sunday, when the team placed left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty on the 10-day disabled list with what team officials termed “left shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis.”

Righthander Jason Hursh was recalled from Gwinnett after being optioned out before Saturday’s doubleheader against the Mets.

O’Flaherty was hit hard in Saturday’s second game, an 8-1 loss. After surrendering a two-out, two-run homer to T.J. Rivera in the eight inning, he was touched for a two-out, two-run double by Juan Legares in the ninth.

On the season, the 32-year-old O’Flaherty is 0-0 with a 7.85 ERA in 22 appearances spanning 18.1 innings.

This will be Hursh’s third time with the Atlanta Braves this season. A first-round draft choice (No. 31 overall) in 2013 out of Oklahoma State, the native of Dallas, Texas, was called up April 12, but did not make an appearance before returning to Gwinnett. He was recalled again last Tuesday, appearing in one game and pitching a scoreless inning that night in a 3-1 loss to the Phillies.

Hursh appeared in two games for Atlanta last season, his first Major League experience, sporting a 33.75 ERA over 1.1 innings.

In 20 games this season with AA Mississippi and AAA Gwinnett, he is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA.

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