LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned left-hander Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Gwinnett. With the additions of newly acquired left-hander James Russell and infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Chicago Cubs, the Braves moved Shreve to Triple-A and designated outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment today to make room on the 25-man roster.
Additionally today, the Braves announced the release of right-hander Luis Vasquez, who had been on Gwinnett's disabled list since May 2 with a right elbow strain.
Shreve, 24, appeared in five games for the Braves, going 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA (1 ER in 5.0 IP). He allowed six hits and struck out seven in his Major League debut stint with Atlanta.
Atlanta's 11th round draft pick in the 2010 June free agent draft out of the College of Southern Nevada, Shreve has been with the Braves' organization for five seasons. Prior to being called up to the Majors on July 19, the southpaw was having a solid 2014 season with Double-A Mississippi. In 36 games, he was 3-2 with a 2.48 ERA (15 ER in 54.1 IP) and was 7-for-7 in save opportunities.
Vasquez, 28, went 1-0 with an 11.91 ERA (15 ER in 11.1 IP) in 11 relief appearances with Gwinnett from April 3 through May 2.
The Gwinnett Braves conclude a four-game road series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Friday night, first pitch from PNC Field scheduled for 7:05 PM. Right-hander Cody Martin (6-6, 3.45) starts for the G-Braves, while the RailRiders will counter with right-hander Bryan Mitchell (2-1, 2.70). The radio broadcast begins at 6:50 PM on WDUN.com, GwinnettBraves.com, Tune-In Radio and the MiLB First Pitch app.
The G-Braves return to Coolray Field on Saturday, August 2 for a 7:05 PM game against the Charlotte Knights. Tickets are on sale now at the Coolray Field Ticket Office, call 678-277-0340 or visit GwinnettBraves.com to purchase.
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