Hanson activated, Gearrin optioned to Triple-A

BY foxsports • August 17, 2012

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.

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