Braves activate Cabrera from DL but leave him at Gwinnett

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Braves right-hander Mauricio Cabrera is healthy but will work on his craft in the minors before rejoining the team’s bullpen.

The Braves activated Cabrera from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. Cabrera pitched three innings during two rehabilitation appearances last week for the G-Braves and allowed two earned runs, three hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Cabrera, 23, made 41 relief appearances for the Braves as a rookie in 2016. Cabrera had a 2.82 ERA over 38 1/3 innings in 2016 with 32 strikeouts, 19 walks and no home runs allowed. He recorded six saves in seven chances.

Cabrera’s fastball averaged 100 mph in 2016, according to Pitch f/x data. That velocity ranking second to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman (100.4 mph) among pitchers with at least 20 innings.