Vasquez passes physical, cleared to resume throwing

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Vasquez passes physical, cleared to resume throwing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Braves right-hander Luis Vasquez passed his physical and was cleared to resume throwing, which should give him enough time to compete for a spot in the opening-day bullpen.

The hard-throwing side-armer strained a lat muscle in his right side in the Dominican winter league playoffs last month. Vasquez was one of the most dominant relievers in winter ball, where the Braves signed him as a minor league free agent before several other teams approached him with offers….

The first three Braves spring-training games Wednesday through Friday are radio-only games to be carried on AM stations 1230 and 1340. The first Braves Radio Network game is Saturday against the Nationals, which will be broadcast in the Atlanta area on 680 and 93.7.

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