Outfielder Eury Perez was the odd man out as the Braves shuffled their roster in the wake of catcher Christian Bethancourt’s promotion.
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday after he’d served as a solid bench player for 47 games with the Braves.
Bethancourt is the third catcher on the roster with A.J. Pierzynski and Ryan Lavarnway. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves can carry three catchers and one less outfielder because infielders Nick Swisher and Adonis Garcia also can play the outfield. Gonzalez added that having Lavarnway on the bench gives him the option of using Pierzynski as a pinch hitter on his off days.
The Braves on Monday also recalled right-hander Sugar Ray Marimon from Gwinnett and designated right-hander David Aardsma for assignment.