PHILADELPHIA – Williams Perez will come off the disabled list and move into Alex Wood’s spot in the Braves starting rotation Friday against the Phillies.
Wood was dealt to the Dodgers in a three-team, 13-player trade Thursday. Perez (4-0, 2.88 ERA) has been on the DL recovering from a bone bruise sustained when he wqas hi8t by a line drive at Boston six weeks ago.
With left-hander Manny Banuelos on the DL with a bone spur in his elbow, the Braves’ rotation, for now, looks like this: Shelby Miller, who started Thursday against the Phillies, followed by Perez, Matt Wisler on Saturday, Julio Teheran in Sunday’s series final at Philadelphia, and Mike Foltynewicz on Monday in a home-series opener against the Giants.
Callups: After trading away three pitchers Thursday including Wood and relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, the Braves filled out the roster for Thursday night’s game with three relievers called up from Triple-A: Jake Brigham, Ryan Kelly and left-hander Matt Marksberry, who had his contract purchased and was added to the 40-man roster.
The trio didn’t arrive at Citizens Bank Park until late in Thursday night’s series opener against the Phillies.
It was the first callup for Marksberry, 24, who started the season at high Single-A Carolina. Marksberry had a 2.74 ERA in 34 relief appearances in the minors this season, with 43 strikeouts and 14 walks in 46 innings. He was promoted from high-A to Triple-A Gwinnett, and to the majors after only 11 appearances at Triple-A.
Brigham was optioned back to Gwinnett after the game.