Braves place Marksberry on DL, recall Castro

The Braves placed left-handed reliever Matt Marksberry on the disabled list Sunday because of inflammation in his rotator cuff.

Marksberry left Saturday’s game with soreness after throwing 15 pitches in the ninth inning against the Phillies. He had rejoined the Braves on Thursday for his third stint in the big leagues this season.

In four appearances this season Marksberry has a 5.40 ERA over 3 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and a walk. Marksberry, 25, made his major-league debut with the Braves last season and posted a 5.01 ERA over 23 1/3 innings with 21 strikeouts and 16 walks.

To take Marksberry’s place on the roster, the Braves recalled utility infielder Daniel Castro from Triple-A Gwinnett. Castro played 42 games with the Braves from April 14 to June 11 and hit .182 with a .220 on-base percentage. In 33 total games over two stints with Gwinnett Castro has hit .264 with a .284 OBP.

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