Gohara forced to exit Double-A debut early

Braves No. 10 prospect departs in third with apparent arm injury

Luiz Gohara was promoted on May 10 after posting a 1.98 ERA over seven starts with Class A Advanced Florida. (Bill Setliff/MiLB.com)

By Michael Peng / MiLB.com | May 16, 2017 1:00 AM ET

Braves No. 10 prospect Luiz Gohara's Double-A debut was cut short Monday after the left-hander exited with an apparent left biceps injury in the third inning.

The 21-year-old was taken out while pitching to Biloxi's Junior Guerra. The extent of the injury was unclear, and the M-Braves were unavailable for comment.

Promoted on May 10 after going 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA over seven starts with Class A Advanced Florida, Gohara breezed through a 1-2-3 first inning before running into trouble in the second in Mississippi's eventual 10-4 victory.

The native of Brazil gave up a run on back-to-back doubles by Dustin Demuth and Brewers No. 14 prospect Jacob Nottingham before issuing a walk to Clint Coulter.


Gameday box score


With a little help from catcher Kade Scivicque, who caught Nottingham stealing third, Gohara got out of the jam by striking out Javier Betancourt to end the inning. 

Taking a 5-1 lead into the third, Gohara got ahead Guerra, the Shuckers' starter, before showing discomfort in his throwing arm and exited the game.

Video: Mississippi's Gohara exits the game

Joey Meneses went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs for the Braves.

Video: Mississippi's Meneses belts three-run homer

Atlanta's seventh-ranked prospect Ronald Acuna continued the torrid start to his Southern League career with a 2-for-4 night. The 19-year-old outfielder is batting .552 (16-for-29) through seven games with Mississippi after producing a .287/.336/.478 slash line with Florida.

Michael Peng is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelXPeng. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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