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Braves promote outfielder Ortega from Gwinnett

The Braves made a roster move Tuesday, promoting outfielder Rafael Ortega from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioning pitcher Patrick Weigel to Gwinnett. 

Ortega, 28, a left-handed hitter, has a .285 batting average and 21 home runs in 111 games (431 at-bats) for Gwinnett this season. 

He has had several stints in the big leagues previously, hitting .236 across 109 MLB games with the Marlins (2018), Angels (2016) and Rockies (2012). 

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Weigel joined the Braves from Gwinnett on Friday, his second brief stint this season with the big-league team. But he didn’t appear in a game in either of the stints, which totaled eight service days.

The Braves open a three-game series against the resurgent New York Mets at SunTrust Park on Tuesday night. The Braves’ lineup has Matt Joyce playing right field, with Ronald Acuna in left.

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