Hanson activated, Gearrin optioned to Triple-A

The Atlanta Braves have optioned to reliever Cory Gearrin to

Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for pitcher Tommy Hanson coming off

the disabled list.

Hanson, who had been sidelined by a lower back strain, started

Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gearrin has pitched well for the Braves, but the team is going

temporarily to a six-man rotation to cope with a stretch of 20

games without an off day. Gearrin allowed only one run in 11 1-3

innings, a 0.79 ERA.