ATLANTA — The Braves put reliever Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as he awaits the birth of his second child, with right-hander Gus Schlosser recalled to take his place.
"Anthony has kept me abreast of the whole situation when it started getting closer," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We’ve got our fingers crossed… . We wish her the best of luck."
Varvaro could be out up to three days, but Gonzalez said the right-hander expects to be back Thursday. Per Gonzalez, Varvaro’s wife had her labor induced on Wednesday.
Schlosser is part of the big-league roster for the third time this season. He broke camp with the Braves, but was demoted on May 2 to make room for the return of starter Mike Minor, then returned to pitch in a double header on June 28 against the Phillies.
In 10 appearances this season, Schlosser has a 4.50 ERA with six strikeouts and four walks over 12 innings.
"He was pitching good and we kind of needed a long guy," Gonzalez said. "We needed a guy who could give us some length so he’s the guy."