Braves promote pitcher Hursh to Gwinnett

The Braves on Thursday promoted right-hander Jason Hursh from Double-A Mississippi to Gwinnett.

The Braves selected Hursh with the No. 31 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 draft out of Oklahoma State. After he started all but one of his 51 appearances over two-plus seasons in the minors, Hursh made his past nine appearances out of the bullpen for the M-Braves.

In 24 games (15 starts) for Mississippi this season Hursh is 3-6 with a 5.14 ERA and 1.74 walks and hits allowed per inning pitched. In 11 innings as a reliever with Mississippi Hursh has a 2.45 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.

Baseball American ranked Hursh as the Braves’ No. 4 prospect after last season but that was before the acquired several touted prospects in trades. Among those players are pitchers Mike Foltynewicz, Max Fried, Ricardo Sanchez, Tyrell Jenkins and Manny Banuelos.

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