The Braves recalled their 36-year-old infielder before Tuesday’s series opener against the Nationals. Kazmar took Nate Jones’ spot after the reliever was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
Kazmar recorded one at-bat in his previous brief stint last month, hitting into a double play against the Cubs on April 17. Kazmar, who’s been with Gwinnett since 2013, originally was promoted largely because of the team’s desperation following injuries. He now returns and gives the Braves additional infield depth.