Braves promote Eveland, designate Cahill for assignment

BY Cory McCartney • June 11, 2015

ATLANTA -- After one outing for Triple-A Gwinnett, the Braves had seen enough. Recently-acquired Dana Eveland was promoted to Atlanta on Thursday, while struggling Trevor Cahill was designated for assignment.

Eveland, who exercised an opt-out clause with the Red Sox over the weekend and was picked up by the Braves, hasn't been in the majors since last season with the Mets.

Signing with Boston in the offseason the left-hander put together 23 1/3 strong innings with Triple-A Pawtucket, posting a 1.54 ERA with 20 Ks and three walks, but failed to get promoted.

In one appearance with Gwinnett, Eveland threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings, retiring all there lefties he faced.

He, along with David Aardsma, who joined the Braves on Tuesday after a similarly short stay in their minor league system, could help a bullpen that ranks last in baseball with a 4.75 ERA.

Acquired April 2 in a trade with the Diamondbacks, to shore up the back end of the Braves' rotation, Cahill quickly found his way in the bullpen after going 0-3 with an 8.03 ERA over 12 1/3 innings in three starts with seven walks to five strikeouts.

He didn't face much better as a reliever, posting a 7.07 ERA with nine Ks and four walks in 14 innings. In all Cahill had a 7.52 ERA with a .330 batting average against, the worst of his seven major-league seasons.

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